Could the Tokyo Olympics be run with no live audiences?
Forget the spectators. Tokyo Olympics.
There are almost 12,000 athletes. Plus more than 12,000 coaches and staff and assistants.
When the 1984 Olympics were held in Los Angeles, I was living within a reasonable walk of UCLA. The dorms were loaded with athletes. Those are the same dorms that have been emptied to protect the thousands of college undergraduate students.
No. The Tokyo Summer Olympics (held in Tokyo) can not be held there with no spectators.
HOW EVER a world wide Summer Olympics could be held in 2021 with no spectators if each event was held in a different location around the world……
The Olympics are about sport, but also money. Tokyo has spent a lot to build the facilities to host the Olympics. They expect lots of spectators to visit Tokyo and spend lots of money. Tokyo needs the Olympics with spectators to break even. Whoever is hosting the 2024 Olympics wants to be reassured that they won’t lose a lot of money preparing for the games.
A number of sporting leagues are either staring up again or looking to do so, almost all without audiences at the stadiums in question. Obviously, as time goes by, that situation may change, but it’s how things are at the moment.
Fast-forward more than a year (since the Olympics will be in July of 2021) and who can say what the situation will be in Japan by then? I’m sure the organizers and the IOC will do everything they can to ensure that there are screaming fans there since the athletes tend to prefer that anyway, but it’s not exactly their call to make.
Even if nothing else, I suspect the Tokyo Games will be a bit quieter than a few other recent ones. There’ll almost inevitably be a decent number of people who would otherwise attend but are still concerned about this virus.
Japan’s Prime Minister admits could be impossible to hold Tokyo Olympics
- The Olympic Games have already been postponed by a year until July 2021
- Japan’s prime minister says corona virus must be ‘contained’ for it to go-ahead
- Shinzo Abe insists the world needs to show it has won the battle with the disease
- Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori admits the Games will not be postponed again
IOC Postpones Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games to 2021
They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the Olympic Minister, Hashimoto Seiko; the Governor of Tokyo, Koike Yuriko; the Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, John Coates; IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper; and the IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi.
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Coronavirus outbreak ‘could throw cold water’ on Tokyo Olympics, senior official says
The virus has infected over 28,000 people, across more than 25 countries and territories. And claimed more than 560 lives. The vast majority of cases and all but two deaths in mainland China. At least 45 cases have been reported in Japan. Including 20 people onboard a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama Bay.
“I am extremely worried that the spread of the infectious disease could throw cold water on the momentum toward the Games,” said Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee. According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. “I hope that it will be stamped out as soon as possible.”
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated Monday that the Games would proceed as planned.
However, the Games are due to open in less than six months. And Muto’s comments came as Japanese health officials raced to check passengers and crew aboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner. Which docked off Yokohama port Monday.
For instance, the Princess Cruises ship was placed in lockdown at the Japanese port. With 3,700 people quarantined onboard. After it was revealed that an infected passenger flew into Tokyo and spent a few days on the ship.
However, 20 people on the ship have been confirmed with the coronavirus.
For instance, there are still more than 100 samples awaiting test results. A total of 2,666 guests and 1,045 crew members were on board. Princess Cruises said in a statement earlier this week.
In addition on Wednesday, the Japanese defense ministry docked a quarantine ferry at the Maritime Self-Defense Force base in Yokosuka, central Japan, The 17,000-ton ferry has 94 rooms and will be ready to accommodate Japanese returnees from China, if needed.
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