How come they decided to postpone the Tokyo olympics until next year even though this coronavirus crisis might possibly be settled down?
How come they decided to postpone the Tokyo olympics even though the coronavirus crisis might be all settled down by July?
- CliveLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Because we don't know if it will be settled down. Might isn't good enough for such a big event. And athletes need to know well in advance so they can plan training and be at their best for the event. Having it called off at the last minute is no good to them. They want to know NOW what their training is leading up to.
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
Because there's no way that many governments are going to support them to prevent a restart of the virus. Additionally, events leading up to the Olympics integral to getting athletes in shape and selecting teams are being cancelled now.
- JohnLv 72 months ago
There are 100,000 people involved in the production, one way or another. Athletes and crews, TV, food, lodging, transportation and the list goes on. If each person wastes $10 because of cancellation that's $1 million.
- MSLv 72 months ago
Well, first because it might or might NOT be settled by July. The Olympics aren't the kind of thing you can call off at the last minute. The cancellation and rescheduling takes time to work out.
Also, athletes were not able to train properly because their facilities were closed (and some of them became ill from this too). Many of the qualifying events were also canceled.
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- DEBSLv 72 months ago
Fear and caution while allowing athletes the ability to properly train and be prepared.