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Discussion in 'Sports' started by MarvelFan, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. MarvelFan ◢⁴⁶

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    It is just around the corner with less than 200 days, so I think I make an official thread to discuss everything about the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

    From various sports, the results, the news, the opening ceremony, the athletes.

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  2. MarvelFan ◢⁴⁶

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    Already confirmed games:
    Aquatics
    Archery
    Athletics
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Softball
    Swimming
    Basketball
    Boxing
    Canoe
    Cycling
    Equestrian
    Fencing
    Hockey
    Soccer
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Judo
    Karate
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Sailing
    Shooting
    Climbing
    Skateboard
    Surfing
    Table Tennis
    Taekwondo
    Tennis
    Volleyball
    Weightlifting
    Wrestling
     
  3. MarvelFan ◢⁴⁶

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    I most looking forward to watching

    Badminton
    Basketball
    Swimming
    Soccer

    For Badminton, Japan has a huge chance to win all gold medals in 5 categories there (the strong possibility from Men's Single Kenta Momota and Women's double pair of Fukushima Yuki and Hirota Sayaka)

    For Swimming, I root for Kitajima Kosuke to win the gold.

    For Soccer, I root for Under-21 Samurai Blue to win the gold.

    For Basketball..this is my most anticipated games...Though Japan will be hard to win gold over USA, but that is expected though....I just hope I can get a live ticket to see my favorite players like Steph Curry, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, etc. That will be a dream comes true to me if I can meet those people this summer :)
     
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    Im a combat guy so Boxing, Taewondo, Judo & Wrestling will be the four im looking forward to the most. Usually see a few guys in this who move over to MMA in a year or two.

    100m, 200m and 800m are always fun as well.
     
  5. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I'm looking forward to soccer, gymnastics, skateboarding and swimming. I might check out canoe, rowing, climbing and sailing.
     
  6. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    The Coronavirus could F this up. :csad:
     
  7. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I hope someone beats Justin Gatlin for the 100m gold medal.
     
  8. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Damn, I didn't even think about that. :(
     
  9. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yeah, unfortunately there’s even been talk of postponing/cancelling the whole thing. :csad:
     
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    I think it will.
     
  11. Schlosser85 Registered

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    The games probably aren't going to happen.
     
  12. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Is it too complicated to postpone an event of that scale for a year or 2? I guess it would clash with other sporting events. No idea what the logistics would be.
     
  13. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    This post feels like it was from a long time ago now.
     
  14. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Unfortunately, this finally has to be postponed until next year,but given the event around the world, this is a proper judgment.

    Yes, this is a huge blow economically for us, but the safety of all people around the world is more important.

    Hopefully by next year this time, everybody would be able to laugh again, cheer again, and bring the smile back on the opening ceremony.

    We will meet again next year!
     
  16. AverageMan Fighting for Average men

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    Absolutely no other option but to postpone the games. Think I saw (maybe the day before the announcement) that Canada were going to withdraw their team anyway.
     
  17. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Just imagine having close contact sports like wrestling, judo, boxing or synchronised swimming, or sports where you have to pass something around like a relay race or rugby. No-one is going to want someone else to pass the ball to them.
     
  18. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Glad it’s finally been officially moved. There’s no way it would have worked in 2020. The athletes wouldn’t have been able to train in the buildup even if the virus was somehow magically completely clear by the due dates.
     
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    Yes, it is confirmed to start 23 July 2021 until 8 August 2021 now.

    Though it will be held in 2021, it will be still called "Tokyo 2020"

    We will be ready again next year! :)
     
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  22. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Good to know, thanks. :up:
     
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    I look forward to the 2021 Olympics :wowe:
     
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    It seems The Olympics will still go as planned.

    Our government is stubborn enough not to cancel it considering the worst outcome that might happen during and after the events when thousands of foreigners will be swarming capital city for about 2 weeks.

    It is hard enough now that State of Emergency still in effects in most of prefectures (that already been since April) until 20th June. (Thats one month before the Olympics!!)
    I feel the longer State of Emergency will awaits again after the event ends.

    Added that our health doctors and nurse has barely enough in maintaining local patients, let alone foreign athletes.

    I am excited by Olympics before the corona messing everything, but I feel now it still not the right time to host this such global event (when our country still in state of emergency). I wish our government could be more wise and can let it go (I think that perhaps it still yet to come when Japan is hosting the Olympics). I just wish and pray that nothing will worsened the situation after the event ends.
     

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