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Japan is doing quite well with epidemic better controlled than other countries.

Despite being one of the first country impacted, there are "only" 600 ill people and 10 death, far behind some Western European Countries and USA which were impacted later.

Japanese people are known to be quite protective and not that open to foreign people (which is unfortunately the case in more and more countries nowadays).

Even if some say summertime can slower epidemic (which is possible but is not to a stop as we can see in Australia and Brazil), lots of sportsmen gonna come from countries who have entered wintertime (Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand..).

Even if they limit crowds, sportsmen gathered are around 12.000 which is far beyond what is considered as dangerous (even if they do not compete in the same venue, most will share same hosting and catering).
 

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It's probably sacrilegious to say this here but I'm more disappointed about the possible cancellation of the Olympics than the tennis so far. I've been basically counting down until Tokyo. ? At least the tennis will probably be back later in the year not so for the Olympics.
 

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As someone who resides in Japan, I must tell you there has been a talk about putting off the Olympics to next year or so. The prospect that the Corona virus won't be contained by tthe time the Olympics takes place seems to have made some officials start talking about posponing the event by a year or two. There hasn't been any official statement yet, but there's a couple of officials who leaked the information to the press, which actually made the man in charge of the event mad and demand them taking back what they said.
 

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Japan is doing quite well with epidemic better controlled than other countries.

Despite being one of the first country impacted, there are "only" 600 ill people and 10 death, far behind some Western European Countries and USA which were impacted later.

Japanese people are known to be quite protective and not that open to foreign people (which is unfortunately the case in more and more countries nowadays).

Even if some say summertime can slower epidemic (which is possible but is not to a stop as we can see in Australia and Brazil), lots of sportsmen gonna come from countries who have entered wintertime (Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand..).

Even if they limit crowds, sportsmen gathered are around 12.000 which is far beyond what is considered as dangerous (even if they do not compete in the same venue, most will share same hosting and catering).
The Japanese are probably much better organized to fight the virus than some other western countries, however don't forget the country is a bunch of islands which makes it easier to protect the people from outside threats.
 

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If things are the same by Olympic time (ie unless some cure has been found or the virus just goes away), it will absolutely be cancelled.
 

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It will be very hard for the Olympics to go ahead this year, even though it is still over four months away.

I worked in sports event management for several years and there is a lot of work beforehand that goes into it. Things like logistics, stadium preparation, sponsorship, marketing, etc. that has to be done. In fact, operations-wise, about six to three months out is usually the most important part of the preparation phase.

With the uncertainty of today combined with people not being able to work at the moment, there is a very good chance that it won't be feasible to get everything done. Even if this pandemic situation only lasts one more month, it will likely have put them too far behind that it is in the best interest to just cancel the games.

Same with Euro 2020 and any other major sporting events set to take place this summer.
 
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