Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled if the suspension costs tens of billions of dollars

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 Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled if the suspension costs tens of billions of dollars


With the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic spreading in Japan, whether the Tokyo Olympic Games can be held as scheduled is a matter of concern to all sectors. Although, since January 31, the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games has issued five consecutive statements, saying that the Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics will be held as scheduled. But that does not reassure people about the outbreak.

Novel coronavirus pneumonia may be cancelled in late May, and the Tokyo Olympic Games may be cancelled in 2020, rather than postponed or replaced in city, Xinhua news agency said in February 26th. This means that the Tokyo Olympic Games may become the fourth suspended Olympic Games and the first one due to public health events.

Novel coronavirus pneumonia confirmed that the total number of confirmed cases of Japanese new crown virus infection reached 861 cases, as of 10 pm, confirmed by the CCTV news report at 8 pm on 25 th day. Among them, 156 patients infected in Japan and tourists from China, 691 passengers and crew members of Diamond Princess Japanese cruise ship, and 14 overseas Chinese returning from Wuhan by government chartered plane were included.

The total number of confirmed cases of new coronavirus infection in Japan reached 861

Among the cases reported in Chiba County of Japan, three of them have recently visited the same fitness club in Sichuan city, Chiba county. Qianye county has delineated nearly 600 users of the fitness club as close contacts, who will be subject to health observation in the future. The health club has announced that it will be temporarily closed for disinfection by March 3.

In response to this kind of clustering epidemic in Japan, in order to prevent the large-scale outbreak of the epidemic, the Japanese government set up a response team on the 25th to detect the clustering epidemic in some areas in the early stage, and quickly sent an expert group to deal with it. At the same time, University researchers will also participate in data collection and analysis, and strengthen collaboration with local autonomous bodies. The Japanese government announced the basic policy of epidemic prevention measures on the 25th, which also proposed that we should control the clustering epidemic as soon as possible and take sufficient measures to prevent other clustering epidemic.

On February 15, Tokyo Olympic torch relay ambassador Rimi Ishihara was rehearsing for the torch relay.

In addition, novel coronavirus pneumonia is reported in Hokkaido and related staff in schools and children. The Japanese Minister of education and science, Mr Cho Cho Tian, instructed the Hokkaido Education Commission. Once the patient is diagnosed, the school should take the specific measures such as the suspension of the school.

Affected by the epidemic, the Japanese professional football league announced the postponement of the game on the 26th. At the same time, the Council will decide whether to postpone all the official matches of the first half of March from the first half of the year.

The Japanese epidemic is becoming more and more serious, and the risk of Tokyo Olympic Games being suspended is also increasing. In the history of modern Olympic Games, only three previous Olympic Games were closed for war reasons. The 1916 Berlin Olympic Games (the 6th) were closed due to World War I, while the 1940 Olympic Games (the 12th) and 1944 London Olympic Games (the 13th) were cancelled due to World War II. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, there was a strong call to cancel the Olympic Games due to the outbreak of Zika virus, but in the end, the Rio Olympics went on as scheduled.

On February 15, the celebration team of Coca Cola, a sponsor of the Tokyo Olympic Games, interacted with the audience during the rehearsal of the torch relay.

For Japan, the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics could cost tens of billions of dollars (hundreds of billions of yuan). According to the latest forecast, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost US $25 billion, almost four times the original plan. At present, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has sold about 4.48 million tickets to Japanese nationals. From the middle of May this year, visitors outside Japan can also buy tickets for the Olympic Games through the Internet, and the number of tickets is expected to reach 9 million. In addition to Japan, the international sponsors, big and small, also contributed to the Tokyo Olympic Games. NBC alone spent $1.4 billion on the rights to broadcast the Tokyo Olympics. Of course, before the last moment, the Japanese government will not lightly cancel the Tokyo Olympic Games. However, the success of the Tokyo Olympic Games depends on the control of the epidemic situation. Judging from the current situation, the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic Games should prepare for Plan B as early as possible. Source: responsible editor of Qianjiang Evening News: Yang bin_nf4368

For Japan, the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics could cost tens of billions of dollars (hundreds of billions of yuan). According to the latest forecast, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost US $25 billion, almost four times the original plan. At present, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has sold about 4.48 million tickets to Japanese nationals. From the middle of May this year, visitors outside Japan can also buy tickets for the Olympic Games through the Internet, and the number of tickets is expected to reach 9 million. In addition to Japan, the international sponsors, big and small, also contributed to the Tokyo Olympic Games. NBC alone spent $1.4 billion on the rights to broadcast the Tokyo Olympics.