Welcome to Saturday's Potluck
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Let the Games begin!
The opening ceremony video highlighting parade of athletes and lighting the torch has already been pulled form youtube. Must not have been an official sponsor and paid the appropriate fees.
The medal count scoreboard.
Protests, disease and weather are extra challenges for the participants.
Human folly has marred the spirit of the Olympic Games generating more of a Monty Python feeling to the event.
Welcome to Tokyo’s five-ring Olympic circus (siatimes.com)Catalogue of blunders compounded by the coronavirus cast a dark cloud over Tokyo's Summer Games
If “Fukushima is under control” was the biggest lie told by Japan in this decade, the second can be found in Tokyo’s original bid for the 2020 Games. They claimed July 24 to August 9 is a great time for sports “With many days of mild and sunny weather, this period provides an ideal climate for athletes to perform at their best.”
Anyone who lives here knows this isn’t true. With a heat index of 101 degrees and thousands hospitalized with heat-stroke each summer, Tokyo summers are not ideal for anything. That’s why the 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held in October.
By 2019, Tokyo had to sort of admit it had lied and began trying out a coating on the marathon roads to reduce the heat. In August, it was reported that it had a reverse effect, making the temperatures rise 2.6 degrees celsius at 150 centimeters above the ground, and increasing damage from UV rays. The IOC later ignored Tokyo Governor Koike and moved the marathon to northern Japan’s Sapporo City.
What is on your mind today?