On March 24, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee issued a joint statement that due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia, the Tokyo Olympics originally scheduled for the summer of 2020 will be postponed to 2021, but the name remains the Tokyo 2020 Olympics . So what impact will the Olympic Games postponed by one year for the first time in history?
The Olympic Games are definitely postponed
The police said: Some people think why the Olympics are not cancelled. "News" once reported that if Japan cancels the Olympics, it will lose 41 billion U.S. dollars, and just postpone one year will lose 5.4 billion to 6.3 billion U.S. dollars. The loss for one year of postponement is about 6% of Japan’s annual economic growth. , The specific data is not listed one by one, which is too complicated.
Why is the loss so large? The venues and supporting facilities needed to host the Olympics need to be planned and confirmed three years ago, so this delay is bound to disrupt the overall plan, and these venues have to re-plan their time.
Labor costs are also a very large expense. The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee now has more than 3,000 staff members. As the competition approaches, the Olympic Organizing Committee has also hired some short-term contract employees. After the Olympic Games are postponed, all contracts have to be re-signed, resulting in a rapid increase in labor costs. These problems will be solved if the conference is held normally, but many countries have announced that they will not participate if the conference is held normally (Canada, Australia, Switzerland, etc.), and the impact of the epidemic cannot be assessed for how long, so for cancellation, postponement is definitely the best measure .
Talking about the impact, in addition to the economy, the athletes must have the greatest impact. For example, last year’s Women’s Volleyball World Cup, my country’s women’s volleyball team set a record 11 consecutive victories to win the championship ahead of the historical feat, but there is another situation, in order to prevent China from studying its tactics, the Serbian women's volleyball team chose to send a second team to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, so The Chinese women's volleyball team defeated their opponents relatively easily. The postponement of the Olympic Games directly led to the breaking of their wishful thinking. Their main setter will be 37 years old next year, and it is currently doubtful whether they can play.
The 11-game winning streak of Chinese women’s volleyball team
Many foreign Olympic individual athletes rely on sponsors for training To maintain and sign the contract is four years, so a one-year extension is likely to cause some sponsors to withdraw funds, athletes can not train normally and lose the ability to participate, and finally withdraw from the competition.
Look at our country. After Liu Xiang in the track and field events, Su Bingtian should be the one who can hold the job. In the past two years, his performance has been getting better and better. In 1989, he was a strong contender for medals at the Olympic Games, but it was postponed. One year may not have a big impact, but for high-level competitive sports, age is the biggest enemy (look at Lin Dan to make it clear). After 30 years of age, every one year old is a great test for the body.
In addition to athletes, there are also issues with the arrangement of various events. Due to the Olympic Games, various The events will be arranged in a reasonable time, especially the widely watched various ball sports, postponed for one year. After the Olympics next year, various world championships will be staged together, and the sports event for consecutive months will be unprecedented.
Next year will be the first Olympic Games in the history of the Olympic Games to appear in an odd number of years. It is also the first Olympic Games in five years. We will listen By that familiar sentence, CCTV, CCTV, it’s July 2021, we are in Japan, and we will live broadcast the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to everyone. Next year, we will witness too much history. , But please also remember today, because defeating the epidemic requires the joint efforts of the whole world to win.