[Report File] Korean Sports Council "Tokyo Olympic Boycott"
Some of our society, including politicians, are voicing concern that the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics should be boycotted due to worries about Japan-Korea relations and radioactive pollution. However, the Korea Sports Council, which can decide whether to boycott, said, "We are not considering it at all.
Some of our society, including politicians, are voicing concern that the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics should be boycotted due to worries about Japan-Korea relations and radioactive pollution. However, the Korea Sports Council, which can decide whether to boycott the boycott, said, "We do not consider it at all. We understand boycotters' hearts, but it is difficult for many reasons not to participate in the Tokyo Olympics." If we put together the opinions of the Korea Sports Council and the local sports community, boycott is unlikely to be easy for the following reasons.
● Only national players are sacrificed
It is no exaggeration to say that amateur athletes are doing rigorous training for the Olympic medal. Forcing players to skip the Olympics for at least 10 years on the Olympic stage is a harsh condition. If you win the Olympic medal, you must give up your pension, rewards, and military service. If you do not mention it in a word, the sacrifice of national players is too big. It is pointed out that although it is possible for a player individual to voluntarily choose boycott by judging, it is unreasonable to force the individual athlete after the whole Korean athlete decides not to participate.
● Korea Sports Council denies existence
The only organization that can decide the boycott of the Tokyo Olympic Games in Korea is the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC). In accordance with the IOC Charter, which does not recognize intervention in politics, the government and the President of the Republic of Korea are also unable to participate or be absent. The chairman of the Korea Olympic Committee is Lee, Ki-heung. The Korean Olympic Committee exists for the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement as its name suggests. An official from the Korea Sports Council said, "Boycotting the Olympics for political reasons, such as the deterioration of the relationship between Korea and Japan, is an act that denies the existence of the Korea Sports Council and the KOC. It is similar to the National Assembly resolving candidates for each party not to run for the National Assembly. "I did not hide the inconvenience.
Currently, there are very few countries in the world that mention the boycott of the Tokyo Olympics except for our country. To put a real blow on the Japanese government, sports powers like the US, China and Germany have to join in absenteeism, which is unlikely to happen. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, North Korea and Cuba were absent for political reasons, but they had no impact on the success of the Seoul Olympic Games, and only their own players had the disadvantage of blocking the Olympic Games. If you only boycott Korea in the Tokyo Olympics, the effect is not so great. Instead, it is possible that Japanese players who have to compete with Korea for medals such as baseball, soccer, and judo can be favored.
● Changing the venue is difficult
The world's worst problem now is the 'Radio Olympics'. It is because the game is played near Fukushima contaminated with radioactivity, and food using Fukushima food ingredients is on official menu of the athletes' village. This is the maximum Achilles heel of the Tokyo Olympics. In Korea, as well as in the United States, several countries are already showing considerable concern about this issue. Nevertheless, the Japanese government and the organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games have no intention of withdrawing. Late this month in Tokyo, a meeting of heads of state will be held in South Korea, where Korea can concentrate on 'radiation pollution' and talk about changing venues. However, since the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games is less than a year, it is not possible to move the Olympic venue to another country at all, Because of the situation, it is difficult for Korea to say, "Let's move the venue."
Seoul and Pyongyang have officially declared their bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics. It is clear that if the country that is going to host the Olympic Games, the festival of world peace, boycotts the Olympics in other countries, it will be a fatal weakness in the future. If it succeeds, some countries will weaken their will to blame it when they say, "Boycott the Seoul-Pyongyang Olympics in 2032".
An official from the Korea Sports Council said, "Currently, our national athletes are struggling to win the entry to the Tokyo Olympic Games. In this situation, the boycott controversy is likely to overwhelm players' morale. It is true 'extreme' to pick up, "he added.
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