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Japan really want to host the games. They want to do it for the athletes of the world so they can come and compete. It's an opportunity for the world to connect virtually and celebrate all the power of sport. Those are the reasons why everyone is committed to making it happen, and it will happen.

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Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll, after the Australian government on Tuesday approved the vaccination of more than 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials nominated by the AOC and Paralympics Australia before they travel to Japan for the Olympics and Paralympics.

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Japan certainly doesn't want to host the games. A few politicians do. The majority don't want it.

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The show must go on. Looking forward to the games!

-18 ( +3 / -21 )

Remove the huge amount of money involved and it will become obvious if the athletes are the reason or not for the government to force the games at this completely inappropriate timing.

19 ( +19 / -0 )

Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll seems to be wearing an enormous pair of rose-tinted glasses.

Japan really want to host the games.

At least 75% of the people living in Japan really DON'T want the games hosted here.

They want to do it for the athletes of the world so they can come and compete.

Man you're gullible.

It's an opportunity for the world to connect virtually and celebrate all the power of sport.

Even more gullible than I thought.

16 ( +16 / -0 )

Being a foreigner in Japan it is hard to watch Olympics here with the laser focus only on Japanese athletes.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Onya Matty!

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Reckless* it’ll all be online mate. You’ll be able to watch every event live streamed I reckon.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

For years, the Olympics were to be a way to show how Japan overcame the earthquake and tsunami (yeah, it really was).

Then it became a chance to show how Japan and the world overcame the virus. (but we didn't).

Now its:

"an opportunity for the world to connect virtually and celebrate all the power of sport."

In the end, it will just be an example of futility.

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It's an opportunity for the world to connect virtually

What Matt meant to say was -

It's an opportunity for the world to connect VIRALLY...........................

And Matt said all this while he was stuffing his pocket with an envelope I guess, or smiling in his glory or some other self indulgent reason.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

2022 would be a better year for the games when we can celebrate beating the covid and having vaccinated the nation.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

If it was about connecting virtually, why not actually compete virtually.

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What a load of rubbish.

The Bottom Line: CASH for a few members of the IOC.

Japan will run Mega Loses, while a few make Millions at Japans expense.

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