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Offline BillyGr

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Re: 2020 Summer Olympics postponed
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 04:32:58 PM »
Actually that seems to say it is likely to be postponed but nothing official as of yet.

That makes sense, since it's not like they are supposed to start next week - with all the stuff that has changed in a few weeks, there is really no way to know how much it might change back by July.

While they are, it sounds, looking at 2021, seems that perhaps later in the year could work out - even into October their record low temperatures only go down to the low 40's, so it should easily be fine (maybe even better than the summer heat for some outdoor events)?  That is very much similar to what so many other things have done in postponements.

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Re: 2020 Summer Olympics postponed
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 09:53:50 PM »
Team Canada pulled out last night, while Australia followed suit.  I think those two countries did the right thing
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Re: 2020 Summer Olympics postponed
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 09:25:59 AM »
It's official as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told reporters that he reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to delay the games for about a year. At the latest, they will now be held in Summer 2021, though a more specific timeline has not been announced.
https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/28946033/tokyo-olympics-officially-postponed-2021

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Re: 2020 Summer Olympics postponed
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 09:56:16 AM »
No doubt though that the two major international events, FINA and IAAF (now World Athletics) world championships, are being impacted by this decision. We'll have to see whether if they will be rescheduled accordingly as they are currently set for summer 2021.
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Re: 2020 Summer Olympics postponed
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 10:05:56 AM »
It's the right decision under the circumstances.  By next summer it seems likely the virus will have mostly run its course, and a vaccine should be close to completion.