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    Controversy not going away....

    Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans -- made without consulting the city or local organizers -- to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons 500 miles north to Sapporo to avoid the capital's summer heat.


    Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is angry about it. Her allies say no change is needed and have raised questions about who will pay if the move goes through, and have not ruled out a lawsuit to recover damages.

    Taro Shirato and Hiroshi Yamada, members of Koike's political party in the metropolitan legislature, told a news conference Tuesday that moving the marathon would cost at least $34 billion yen (about $310 million).

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    Meanwhile.....in the Chicago Tribune today.....$25 billion for a two week show...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobguild76 View Post
    It's also a matter of venue. London, Paris, Helsinki (all European cities, to be sure) would not need to make special arrangements for the marathon.
    Not sure you can say that of ALL European cities. Places like Athens, Barcelona and Rome did have heat issues when OG/ WCs were held there. Even Berlin was very hot during most of the 2018 EC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GHM View Post
    There is no one to blame but IOC in this case. They are after more money and specifically TV revenues from Europe and USA. 1964 Olympics was in October (10 to 24).
    In that case, they need to consider moving Tokyo 2020 to early-September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GHM View Post
    I do not want to get political here but with warming of the Earth (record breaking temperature in the past five years) there is no solution but pushing back Olympics into Fall. I may not be alive to see this but it will happen in the next 10 years IMO.
    Either that, or no one is going to want to host an Olympics. One more major scandal could sink the IOC.
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    When it costs $25 billion you do have to wonder how long it can last..

    Also there are fires now, in October, in LA ...what will it be like in the summer of 2028...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    In that case, they need to consider moving Tokyo 2020 to early-September.
    This position is so insular to a subset of athletics and absent from dozens of other sports, thus leading to a flawed conclusion. How much of track and field will be affected. The marathon and distance races, the sprinters will like the weather. Most other sports will be fine, so you think that it is unacceptable to use the best time of the year for the games and move them to a time that they would get less attention so that the marathon would be 2-3 C lower and run in Tokyo...

    I do not think that either Paris or LA are blinking an eye.
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    I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles. :-)
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    story now on home page says they're considering running both marathons teh same day; betcha Japanese TV would go batshit distressed over that setup
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    from an AP story

    <<This past Aug. 2 — exactly one year before the scheduled date of the women's Olympic marathon — the temperature climbed to 94 degrees (34 Celsius) in Sapporo, just 1 degree cooler than it was in Tokyo on that same day.>>
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