Last Updated on April 11, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Based on These Olympic Standards, who do you think will qualify for World Champs from the Philippines?

So Far, only EJ Obiena has qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2021 from Philippines Athletics.

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The Olympic Standards look nearly Impossible now. 

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Tokyo Olympics running 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.

The 1984 Olympics were held in Los Angeles, I lived 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.

HOWEVER, a worldwide 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 building 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.



Several sporting leagues are either starting up again or looking to do so, almost all without audiences at the stadiums in question. As time goes by, that situation may change, but it’s how things are now.

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.

I suspect the Tokyo Games will be a bit quieter than a few other recent ones, even if nothing else. There’ll almost inevitably be a decent number of people who would otherwise attend but are still concerned about this virus.

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Japan’s Prime Minister could be impossible to hold the Tokyo Olympics

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  • The Olympic Games have already been postponed by a year until July 2021
  • Japan’s prime minister says the coronavirus 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

Read the Full Article Here

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.

President Bach and Prime Minister Abe expressed their shared concern about the global pandemic of COVID-19 and what is doing to people’s
 lives and the significant impact it has on global athletes’  preparations for the Games.
In an amicable and constructive meeting, the two leaders commended the work of the
Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and noted the great progress
made in the fight against COVID-19 in Japan.

The unprecedented and unpredictable spread of the outbreak has seen the situation deteriorate in the rest of the world. 

Yesterday, the Director-General othe World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 
said that the pandemic of COVID-19 is accelerating.
” There are now more than 375,000 cases recorded worldwide and in almost every
country and the number of cases is increasing hourly.
In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the President of the IOC and the Prime 
Minister of Japan has concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo
must be rescheduled beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, with 
view to safeguarding athletes’ healthall those involved in the Olympic Games, and the international community.
The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could be beacon of hope for the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at  the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself. 
And as result, it was agreed that the Olympic flame would remain in Japan. 
and also agreed that the Games would retain the name Tokyo Olympics and
Paralympic Games.

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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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