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Organizers of OI-2020 canceled the countdown ceremony before the start of the tournament

The organizers of the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo decided to cancel the countdown ceremony before the start of the tournament, which was scheduled for July 23, reports Wtvbam with reference to the Japanese TV channel NHK.

“We cannot afford to hold such a large-scale event at this time, as there is still a risk of the spread of coronavirus,” said one of the members of the organizing Committee of the Games.

Earlier it became known that the government of Japan and the organizing Committee of the Games are considering a simplified holding of the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. The Games were originally scheduled to take place in July-August 2020, but they were moved to the same dates in 2021. Due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, the possibility of reducing the number of participants in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic games will be considered. They can also reduce the number of viewers.

Most of the residents of Tokyo have decided against holding the Olympics already migrated

More than half of Tokyo residents spoke out against holding the Olympic games in the capital of Japan, which were previously postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is reported by “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, referring to the report of the Kyodo Agency, which used the data of local sociologists.

1030 people aged 18 to 72 took part in the survey. The opinions of the capital’s residents were divided as follows: 51.7% of respondents were against the Olympics, 46.3% were in favor, and 2% could not decide on the answer.

Recall that it was originally planned that the summer Olympics in Tokyo will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but according to the decision approved by the International Olympic Committee, it was postponed to the same dates in 2021.

Taro Yamamoto, a former actor who now heads the Reiwa Shinsengumi party, announced his candidacy for the post of Governor of Tokyo (Japan), Bloomberg reports.

It is reported that the main point of his program in case of winning the election will be the cancellation of the summer Olympic games in Tokyo. He believes that the money that will be spent on hosting the Olympics can be used more efficiently in another area.

Tokyo’s gubernatorial election will be held on July 5. The current Governor, Yuriko Koike, has also put forward her candidacy.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic games, which were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, were postponed to next summer and will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Golfers banned from wearing cleavage and mini-skirts

The women’s professional Golf Association (LPGA) has introduced a new dress code for female athletes.

The dress code forbids golfers to wear a uniform with a plunging neckline on the chest, leggings and short skirts.

“The new dress code will help female players present themselves more professionally and create a positive image of our game,” commented Heather Daly-Donofrio, LPGA communications officer.

The Association’s innovation has been widely criticized. Teen Vogue, for example, called the new LGPA policy ” discrimination against women based on appearance.”

Former golfer Matt Blackie was also skeptical of the LPGA’s initiative, saying he was not sure that a stricter dress code would increase the appeal of Golf.

Robert Lusetich, writing about Golf, commented on the introduction of the dress code: “my Sunday school teacher Must have been the author of the dress code.”

In Los Angeles, people were evacuated due to the threat of a terrorist attack on the territory of the future Olympic village

Students and visitors to the University of California at Los Angeles were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Several hundred people were forced to leave the building after an anonymous call to the police station. After two and a half hours, the students were allowed to return to the building, as no suspicious devices were found.

The UCLA campus is part of the city’s bid to host the 2024 or 2028 Olympic games.

The international Olympic Committee (IOC) Commission visited the campus in may during a visit to the city. The University buildings should house the Olympic and Paralympic village during the Games.

Thomas Bach: “the IOC strongly opposes the growing politicization of sport, it only exacerbates existing differences»

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach considers the politicization of sports unacceptable.

“We can fulfill our mission to unite the world only if the Olympics are above any political differences. We can only achieve this if the Games are politically neutral.

The Olympic games is a global platform for athletes. Games are not and should never be a place to promote political or any other potentially controversial goals.

We are strongly opposed to the growing politicization of sport, because otherwise we will not be able to fulfill our mission to unite the world. As history has shown, such politicization of sports does not yield any result and in the end only exacerbates existing differences, ” Bach wrote in a new year’s address.

Financial losses from the transfer of the Olympic games in Tokyo to 2021 will amount to more than $5.8 billion

The postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will deal a blow to the Japanese economy and lead to financial losses that will exceed $ 5.8 billion. This is reported by the British economic publication LearnBonds.

The Olympic games were supposed to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021.

In 2013, when the capital of Japan was chosen for the 2020 Olympics, it was estimated that hosting the Games would cost about $ 6.6 billion, but by the end of 2019, the total cost had almost doubled to $ 12.3 billion.

The organizing Committee invested 5.51 billion dollars in the Olympics. Tokyo authorities were in second place in terms of spending, spending just $ 5 million less than the organizing Committee. The Central government of Japan allocated 1.37 billion dollars.

One of the crucial factors in calculating how the postponement of the Games has hit Japan’s economy is that much of this spending has already occurred. This means that the impact of spending has already been factored into the country’s gross domestic product in recent years.

The postponement of the Games had an impact on the training of 11,000 athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. Many of them trained for several weeks in countries that have now closed their borders. Their expenses for preparing for the Olympics totaling $ 3.56 billion were also attributed to losses.

The Olympics are expected to have a long-term economic impact on Japan, generating more than $ 2 billion in revenue mainly from tourism, Tokyo’s infrastructure development, and continued use of new facilities.

The projected cost of maintaining, repairing, and managing stadiums and the Olympic village will be about $ 210 million, while public relations and communications costs will be $ 91 million.

Also lost profit from sponsorship and advertising contracts in the amount of 4.4 billion dollars.

Japanese businesses had a significant share in the budget for the Tokyo Olympics. Sponsorship money totaled $ 3.18 billion, which is a record. The 2012 Olympic games in London and the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro attracted three times less money from local sponsors.

This figure does not include the partnership agreements concluded between the giant companies Panasonic, Toyota and Bridgestone and the International Olympic Committee to sponsor several Games in a row. These organizations have exclusive deals with the IOC worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

NBC set a record by selling more than $ 1.25 billion worth of ads in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic games. Although the company was insured, delaying the Tokyo Olympics would cost them a loss of advertising revenue. During Rio 2016, NBC earned about $ 250 million in advertising.