When the Tokyo Olympics one-year delay was confirmed, the Chinese state-run media, Xinhua News Agency said, "The officials of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organized Committee are in a special situation when the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics are held in less than six months. "It means that we have faced it," he said. "We will closely analyze the impact of the new Tokyo Olympic Games on the Beijing Winter Olympics and communicate closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to prepare properly in all respects."
Officials from the Organizing Committee of the Beijing Winter Olympics said the words were quiet, but they would not have been frustrated. Generally, the Winter Olympics will be held about a year and a half after the Summer Olympics. However, the situation has changed completely as the Tokyo Olympics was postponed for one year. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23, 2021 and close on August 8, and the Tokyo Paralympic Games will start on August 24, 2021 and will open until September 5. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will close on February 4, 2022, just five months after the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as the Olympic Committees of each country are extremely short to prepare faithfully for the Winter Olympics. In addition, the Summer Olympics are much larger than the Winter Olympics, and the number of TV viewers is much higher. If the Winter Olympics are held just five months after the Summer Olympics are over, there is a high possibility that it will have a negative effect in terms of box office performance or interest.
To make matters worse, China will have a 2021 Summer Universiade, a festival for university students around the world in August next year. The summer of 2021 Universiade was scheduled to be held from August 8 to 19 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, but as the Tokyo Olympics was postponed next year, schedules were partially overlapped, and it was delayed on the 8th by closing on the 27th.
Chengdu is home to the 'Sichuan cuisine' and a well-known hometown of pandas, where the Duo of the 'city' has long lived. China planned to make the Sichuan and Chengdus public to the world through the Universiade in the summer, but it was held eight days after the Tokyo Summer Olympics ended, and the holding effect would be halved. Due to the schedule of the tournament, it was hard to see the appearance of star-class players who participated in the Tokyo Olympics.
The problem is that this is not the worst. What will happen to the Tokyo Olympics if Corona 19 doesn't sink even this fall or spring next year? Shall we postpone another year to 2022? Most Korean sports experts, including senior officials from the Korea Sports Association, expect it to be canceled. In this case, Japan's damage will increase up to 88 trillion won. In short, it is 'disaster'. As such, the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics is the most feared scenario of Japan.
If the Tokyo Summer Olympics cannot be held, will the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games be okay? It seems unlikely. If the Corona 19 event does not end until this fall, the Beijing Winter Olympics test event will not take place. The International Ski Federation (FIS) canceled the Alpine Ski World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in Yanqing, northwestern Beijing, China for two days from February 15th. The tournament was scheduled to be held as the first test event in the Beijing Winter Olympics, but could not be held with Corona 19.
The test event is a rehearsal that assumes the actual situation and is an essential course that must be completed in the preparation of the Olympics such as facility and operation check. Moreover, China is a barren snow sports and has rarely attracted large-scale snow competitions or sled events. Unlike sports at indoor gyms, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton or ski downhill competitions that compete at tremendous speeds are events that require a test event.
For this reason, in some countries such as the United States, voices are calling for the IOC to quickly decide on alternative venues if Corona19 does not end by this fall. A good candidate to replace the 2002 Winter Olympics is Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah, USA. According to the sports specialist 'The Sport Examiner', Salt Lake City is ready for the Winter Olympics in one year. However, if Corona 19 spreads globally, there is no guarantee that Salt Lake City will compete safely. In conclusion, Corona 19 can influence not only the Tokyo Olympics but also the fate of the Beijing Olympics.
With Corona 19, sports around the world are completely 'all-stop' for the first time. Poet TS Eliot, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948, said in his masterpiece "The Wasteland," "April is the most brutal month." The last line of this Jiangxi, beginning with 'Part 1 Burial of the Dead', ends with the Sanskrit spell 'Shantih shantih shantih'. Shanti means 'peace'. I hope that the Corona 19 event will end quickly and that all sports events will be held in a peaceful atmosphere.
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[Report file] China is shaking as much as Japan
The country that suffered the most from corona19 in the international sports world is Japan. This is because the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed for one year, so that the additional cost of about 7 trillion won has been paid. The performance of the Tokyo Olympics is unfortunate news for Japan and China.