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Terribly sad, but they are being realistic. I wonder how much they are spending just doing maintenance to the facilities.
2032 should be theirs. This was the worst possible luck.
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I wonder if it'll be possible to give them 2024 or 2028 and give Paris or more likely Los Angeles 2032? No question 2032 should be given to Tokyo if that's the only possibility, without a review or bid. But I wonder how on track Los Angeles is with all their construction given the pandemic? Like, the transit expansion. Is that hitting all their goal dates? If memory serves, it was an ambitious plan that didn't seem like it had major disruptions built in to the timeline.
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That would work.
But I wonder how many deals the IOC already has lined up already.
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Olympic officials are pushing back on these reports, saying they are still making plans to hold the games.
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You do have to wonder how much revenue the IOC losses if the games are not held. No fees from any sponsor, no little kickbacks to feed the beast.
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ponchi101 wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:36 pm You do have to wonder how much revenue the IOC losses if the games are not held. No fees from any sponsor, no little kickbacks to feed the beast.
Hence there will not be a cancellation of Tokyo 2020 until the very last possible minute.
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^^ I think some of the big losers here are winter sports, soccer and horsing. Highly likely the same programming will be available on Peacock, but this was a network that I think aired a good deal of that programming. Off the top of my head they had a good deal of Figure Skating, Skiing, non-Triple Crown horse racing, and Premier League in addition to the NHL games. The loss of easy to watch cable vs. streaming that requires an account even for the free stuff, let alone a strong internet connection seems significant. I can't imagine a ton will truly move to USA. I'm sure some of the biggies will, but nothing to compare to a 24-hour sports network.
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NBCSN is where I could watch speed skating, swimming and track and field. I'll miss it.
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I almost wrote swimming and diving because I thought this was the right channel. They truly are the network that shows the most Olympic sports and so losing that really seems like a blow to the non-major sports.
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I'm late to the party to say something about the Olympics, but if those rumors do end up being true, it's extremely sad. I was in Tokyo in November 2019 (it's weird to think of that as my last vacation) and there were already preparations for the games then. There were talks of how the city would change from the games; one aspect that I remember more than others is that there would be more gluten-free food available (I'm intolerant). It looks as though the Olympics might just be yet another casualty of the pandemic
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NBCSN is great for English football :thumbsup:
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From the "This can't be right" files:
Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract got leaked, and it's bigger than Patrick Mahomes's $500 million deal

Summary: he is making Euro 555MM for a 4 year contract. That is Euro 320/minute of his life, whether on the pitch or off.
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