Tokyo Olympic Venue Issues

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Tokyo Olympic Venue Issues

Post by Rumpled » January 28th, 2021, 12:21 pm

I guess this might best fit here.
Some info on the Tokyo Olympic rowing venue and its' wave and oyster issues.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021 ... venue.html

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Re: Tokyo Olympic Venue Issues

Post by mict450 » January 28th, 2021, 2:56 pm

Oyster problem for rowing & COVID in general. I'm thinking no Games for 2021, despite what the Japanese & IOC officials say. A shame really, but I doubt they can test, monitor & vaccinate all athletes, officials & sundry personal involved by July. Also, ongoing testing, monitoring, isolation?? etc, during the games...
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Re: Tokyo Olmpic Venue Issues

Post by Cyclist2 » January 28th, 2021, 4:34 pm

The World's Juniors Championships were held there in 2019 as a test for the Olympics. As I recall, it was very windy, plus under a major flight path. Hot too. They'll need those waver suppression cylinders, and it will still be choppy at best. Tough rowing course.

Hope they get it figured out. Not having the Olympics would be a major blow to sports, not to mention the economic aspect.
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Re: Tokyo Olympic Venue Issues

Post by ArmandoChavezUNC » January 29th, 2021, 2:45 pm

mict450 wrote:
January 28th, 2021, 2:56 pm
Oyster problem for rowing & COVID in general. I'm thinking no Games for 2021, despite what the Japanese & IOC officials say. A shame really, but I doubt they can test, monitor & vaccinate all athletes, officials & sundry personal involved by July. Also, ongoing testing, monitoring, isolation?? etc, during the games...
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Well, for starters, you do not need to vaccinate the athletes. You also don't need to vaccinate officials/personnel. The IOC/Japanese officials have already said as much and it's not part of their plan.

The Olympics are 6 months away. As bad as things are across the world right now, the light at the end of the tunnel is coming into view. Japan is immensely helped by being an island and thus easily closed off if needed. Most likely you get an Olympics without spectators, which isn't the end of the world. After all, the money is in the TV contracts, not spectator tickets.
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Re: Tokyo Olympic Venue Issues

Post by mict450 » January 30th, 2021, 2:22 am

ArmandoChavezUNC wrote:
January 29th, 2021, 2:45 pm

Well, for starters, you do not need to vaccinate the athletes. You also don't need to vaccinate officials/personnel.
Why not? Not being a smart-ass, but really would like to know.
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Re: Tokyo Olympic Venue Issues

Post by Tsnor » January 30th, 2021, 3:55 pm

mict450 wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 2:22 am
ArmandoChavezUNC wrote:
January 29th, 2021, 2:45 pm

Well, for starters, you do not need to vaccinate the athletes. You also don't need to vaccinate officials/personnel.
Why not? Not being a smart-ass, but really would like to know.
Maybe he meant that they would ALREADY be vaccinated long prior to the Olympics, so that the IOC and the venue people would not have that core to do.

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