2021 Tokyo Olympics

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Guess we should have a thread on it.

Talked on another thread about COVID cases and Japan's failure to get it's population vaccinated for COVID before the Olympics. The head of the British Olympic team admitted that all their athletes had not received full COVID vaccinations, because it wasn't mandated. Suspect that's the case with all Olympic teams. I've questioned if the Olympics should have taken place, players are getting kicked out of competitions if they are COVID positive.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/57778808
https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/57961046
https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/57840433

Medals
https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/57836709
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if the games do not go on some rich people will not become richer. so what if some thousands of people die? that's the conspiracy conns should be worrying about.
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Yes, the only ones I've ever felt sorry for are the athletes who have worked very hard to get there. Apparently none of the US and other national teams required vaccinations, but one estimate is that 80% are vaccinated.
Athletes will operate in a bubblelike environment during the Olympics. As with everyone involved in the Tokyo Games, they are instructed to wear a mask at all times, keep their physical distance and take all the usual measures for preventing the spread of the coronavirus — such as frequently washing hands — plus some sports-specific measures, such as clapping rather than singing or yelling to cheer on their fellow Olympians.

Athletes are essentially only permitted to leave their accommodations to go to official Games venues, and they’re prohibited from using public transportation. That means activities such as sightseeing; visiting bars, restaurants or clubs; and mingling with Olympians staying in other places in the Olympic Village are out of the question. Athletes who break these rules could face a range of consequences that include disqualification from the Games and financial penalties.
Athletes who test positive are not allowed to compete. They must begin isolation immediately — most likely at a designated hotel, where organizers will provide three meals a day. The length of their isolation is determined by Japanese health authorities depending on the severity of their symptoms.
No athlete or team will be designated as “disqualified” for returning a positive coronavirus test. Instead, athletes and teams will receive a “DNS” (did not start) or sport-equivalent designation if they cannot compete.

An athlete’s or team’s minimum result before testing positive will be protected.

Wherever possible, any athlete or team that cannot compete will be replaced by the next most eligible athlete or team so competition may proceed as usual.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/o ... vid-rules/
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I bet Japan is taking a beating on the costs associated with this since there's no merch sales, ticket sales etc.

I'm glad womens softball was added back in. Cannot understand the reasoning why they tossed that sport and replaced with f'ing golf and skateboarding ugh.
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Women’s and men’s skeet gold. Congrats.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tokyo-olym ... glish/#app
The women's final included four of the world's top six skeet shooters: Bacosi, Wei, Nadine Messerschmidt of Germany and Russian Natalia Vinogradova.
Hancock captured gold in 2008 and 2012 but had a disappointing finish at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The 38-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas, hit his first 26 targets in the Tokyo final and closed with 34 straight.
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The US Olympic women's football (soccer) team lost to Canada 1-0, that was tough. Canada now plays Sweden for the gold medal. If the US defeats Australia they could walk off with the bronze medal.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/58054953

In FIFA regional games the North and Central American and Caribbean gold cup was won yesterday by the US Mens National Team, they beat Mexico 1-0. Mexico is a football powerhouse, partying in Las Vegas last night where it was played. Google had firecrackers and US flags flashing on their screen.
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/soccer/ ... r7a0hsn4oo

The USA womens FIFA team is ranked number 1, the mens team is ranked 20th.
https://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking ... g_20210625


Association football (soccer) is getting more popular in the US and our teams are getting better.
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