IOC member Dick Pound warns that organizers have until late May to get Coronavirus under control or face cancellation

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Coyote Starrk

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A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion who has been on the IOC since 1978, making him its longest-serving member, estimated there is a three-month window — perhaps a two-month one — to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, meaning a decision could be put off until late May.

“In and around that time, I’d say folks are going to have to ask: ‘Is this under sufficient control that we can be confident about going to Tokyo or not?’” he said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.


I can't imagine it being moved. The IOC would have a hard time erecting new facilities to accommodate such a huge event quickly enough. The only option would be a country that has recently hosted it and that already has the infrastructure.
 

vulva

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You just wanted to make a thread that said "member Dick Pound", you can be honest
 

Tyaren

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Saw that name trend on Twitter earlier and I told myself to better not check that out, lol.
 

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Coyote Starrk

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Shit. That's my bad. I searched "IOC" and didn't find anything.
 

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Be careful that you don't catch a ban for "boys club behavior" with all the Dick jokes.

Reference aside, I can't imagine how insane it would be if the Olympics were canceled, but better safe than a worse outbreak.
 
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jelly

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Nobody wants to cancel but how on earth do you control people coming together then going back home, you basically need it to be a ghost town or have some way of telling with certainty every single person coming to the area doesn't have it.
 
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Kyrios

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Hilariously unfortunate name aside, I was wondering about whether or not the Olympics would still happen if Coronavirus was still kicking around. This virus is going to fuck this entire year up and then some.
 

nsilvias

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i was gonna make this thread earlier but with a better title than that
you blew it op.
titled shoulda been longtime member dick pound...
 

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A lot of boys club talk in here.

Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves
 
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