That's what I'm sayingThey postponed the new Bond movie, but have said NOTHING about the Olympics
What can they say without an official decision which I'm sure is going to involve a lot of phone calls and teleconferences. I mean, they are going to have to be the ones, if it comes to that, to say to some athlete, you may never get the chance at Olympic gold. Tough stuff that. I just read though that there is a 900 million dollar cancellation fund should that happen for Tokyo, but it would still effect everything for everybody else from air travel to hotels to all the money already spent on things like coaching/training, etc.
They could just postpone it
According to the sound byte I heard yesterday on the news, postponing could mean 1-2 years not a few months. In that time, a lot could happen including certain athletes aging out or physically no longer able to do their sport. Again, it's what probably has to be done, just saying it's not as simple as okay, let's cancel this thing. It's a super long process that has to go across international channels to get done.
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If that's the case then why is it in tropical countries?
Are you a virusologist? :p
The article somewhere mentions that the high temperature comes around June 17th in Wuhan. Also, tropical countries are slightly colder in the summer compared to central parts, while in winter they are warmer. It's due to seas/oceans warming up and cooling off at a slower rate than land. So ok, we have humidity and and sunlight, but still no temperatures high enough to denaturate the virus.
Yeah?That's what they said?
well they didn't say postponed. They said annulled.I had forgotten that word lol
Doesn't that mean "cancelled"?
OHHHH YEAAAAHH that word... It'll be cancelled😅
The airlines and cruises that suspended operations are doing so until May 31. So most people seem to be anticipating that it will be gone by than, but I don't know where they got that idea.
People are funny. They think viruses keep calendars.
@October808 lol. Right
That's what my dad said too.Are you a virus expert?
I'm not an expert, but I understand that when the weather is warmer people are outside more and not breathing on top of each other. Just like the flu dies down every summer.
Wouldn't it spread easier from being outside?
What news?I haven't heard anything about it
It was on Fox News several days ago
Figures. Not surprised they're the only ones talking about it
It's not just the Japanese government to rule on it , there so many different people needed there say. All the different countries who have competitors to be considered. All had to be inagreement...
The Olympics are in Japan
London offered to host it instead, and the Japanese got angry!There are three possibilities.1. Postpone it2. Move it to another city3. Play the matches without fans
I think it's just too high risk and logistically a nightmare. I can't see it going ahead with an audience, for sure.
If it doesn't die down by then, they'll most likely hold the matches without fans. A lot of clubs in Europe are doing just that.
Or they could just postpone it to the Fall.Moving it too another city seems like the least viable option.