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“We’re not competing in Tokyo this year” thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Sea Bass, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Oregon Legislature just last month pushed through extra funding for the World Track championships scheduled for Eugene next year. Oops.
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    These are the Nike Championships. Uncle Phil has more than enough money to pay for his private little track meet, rather than soaking the state taxpayers so Hayward Field can become another palace that sits empty more than 300 days of the year.
  4. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

  5. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    The reason it is not cancelled yet is because they have to figure out the financial responsibilities
  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    It has been my observation that often, when the question is "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is "money".
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  7. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Dan Shulman said this in an interview once: A wise man told him that 99% of the important questions that have ever been asked can be answered with one word. Money.
  8. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    It’s always about money. Follow the money.
  9. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Just make it the 2021 games and then 2024 games.

    The only reason why they are four years apart is when they started these back up in the modern era, it was a bitch to move around the world. Now, not so much.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Now the answer to the question is "nobody." Games delayed a year.

  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  12. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Interesting trivia: The Summer Games have been "abandoned" three times, twice because of war.

    1916: Berlin
    1940: Tokyo
    1944: London
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