Kyodo news Agency and Tokyo MX TV channel conducted a public opinion poll on the 2021 Summer Olympic games.
According to the results of the survey, 27.7% of respondents supported the complete cancellation of the Olympics,and 24% believe that the Games should be rescheduled. At the same time, 46.3% of respondents were in favor of holding the Olympics on schedule, 31.1% of whom believe that the Games should be held in a reduced format.
The games in Tokyo were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic and are now scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Earlier it was reported that the organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics did not rule out another postponement of the Games.
Greco-Roman wrestling can be excluded from the program of the summer OI-2024
Namig Aliyev, a member of the Executive Committee of the United world of wrestling (UWW), said that Greco-Roman wrestling may be excluded from the program of the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.
“Recently, Greco-Roman wrestling has lost some popularity, despite the fact that UWW seeks to maintain the audience’s interest by making changes to the rules. In 2022, the youth Olympics will be held in Dakar, where beach wrestling will take place instead of the Greco-Roman one. Based on the discussions at the meeting of THE uww Executive Committee, I can say that, most likely, Greco-Roman wrestling will not be included in the program of the 2024 Olympics, ” Aliyev is quoted as saying Awf.az.
Greco-Roman wrestling is one of the original Olympic sports that were on the program of the ancient Games.
Earlier it was reported that 60 years ago, German Hari was the first in history to run 100 meters in ten seconds.
Haruyuki Takahashi, a member of the organizing Committee for the Tokyo summer Olympics, did not rule out that the Games could be postponed again due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“First of all, we strive to hold the Games in the summer of 2021. The cancellation of the Games must be avoided, as it will cause a huge blow to the economy of Japan and the world, ” Nikkan Sport quotes Takahashi as saying.
He noted that the organizing Committee needs to work out an option in case the Games are still under threat due to the pandemic situation.
“It will be necessary to work out the issue of another delay,” the official added.
Earlier it was reported that the candidate for Governor of Tokyo promised to cancel the OI in case of victory.