Bach Speaks: Either 2021 or not at all

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I feel bad for the Tokyo LOC. The money alone put into an Olympics is astounding. The money to support the postponement of the Olympics is insane-close to another billion U.S. dollars. Thomas Bach is the pope of the Olympics, he's the major domo. As the President of the Olympic movement, his thoughts, his comments, his photos are scrutinized each and every way.

Most of the time, Olympic speak is as arcane as Vatican speak. Typically, when a pontiff speaks, or writes, the words are so devoid of any meaning, that, it is said, both liberals and conservatives think the Pope is speaking to them. Likewise, Olympic speak is so full of rhetoric, that many get confused.

Well, Mr. Bach left nothing to the imagination today. He made it clear. Either Tokyo is in 2021, or it does not happen. Twelve billion U.S. dollars, per media, was spent on this Olympics. Bach knows that the future of the Olympics hangs in the balance. As media changes, how does the Olympic movement justify the huge dollars expected for media rights?

This is probably the first comment that I agree with Mr.. Bach on.

There's always a first.

Either 2021 or not at all


TOKYO (JPN): The Tokyo Olympics next year will not be rescheduled for a second year, International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said. The Games are due to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, having been moved back a year due to the coronavirus. "Quite frankly, I have some understanding for this, because you can't forever employ 3,000 or 5,000 people in an Organising Committee," Bach told the BBC. "You can't every year change the entire sports schedule worldwide of all the major federations. You can't have the athletes being in uncertainty."

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