Olympics Postponed

Yankeefan33

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As someone who obsesses over the Olympics, this is a tough one for me. From a wrestling standpoint, I have quite a few questions:

1. Will there be a World Championships later this year? Like November potentially, possibly with 10 weights?
2. How will the remaining qualifiers work?
3. Very interested how Trials will work for Olympics now. Additional qualifiers potentially?
4. I dont even want to think about Olympic redshirts.

Wonder if they will wait two months then announce a date. One full year might be the best possible solution in terms of seasons and governing bodies getting on board.
 

bdhof

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As someone who obsesses over the Olympics, this is a tough one for me. From a wrestling standpoint, I have quite a few questions:

1. Will there be a World Championships later this year? Like November potentially, possibly with 10 weights?
2. How will the remaining qualifiers work?
3. Very interested how Trials will work for Olympics now. Additional qualifiers potentially?
4. I dont even want to think about Olympic redshirts.

Wonder if they will wait two months then announce a date. One full year might be the best possible solution in terms of seasons and governing bodies getting on board.
All great questions with no answers.
 
postponing the olympics hurts some wrestlers. the longevity of a wrestler is very short. will a thomas gilman, tyler graff or a kyler snyder still be at their peak next year? jordan burroughs will be a year older and he is a senior citizen in wrestling years. hope there is some sort of world championships this year.
 

bdhof

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Actually, as I re-read the article, this is an IOC board member giving his opinion. This is not an official statement from the IOC. But at least a few countries (Canada and Australia) have pulled out. So I think it's pretty much a done deal.
 

Yankeefan33

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Actually, as I re-read the article, this is an IOC board member giving his opinion. This is not an official statement from the IOC. But at least a few countries (Canada and Australia) have pulled out. So I think it's pretty much a done deal.
Pound is often the IOC's spokesperson in the USA; president Thomas Bach will make big announcements (like winning locations). It's 99.99% done, especially since two "power" countries have pulled out. Possible they move it up slightly from a July 2021 start since Beijing has the winter Olympics 6 months after that.
 

OCEagle

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Seems logical it will be delayed a year vs. 2-3 months max that it could be delayed and still held in Japan before weather could become a factor. A 2-month delay would be a logistical nightmare to try and manage.

BTW - I heard on TV today that the average age of the deaths in Italy from Covid-19 is 85 years old. Italy now has the most deaths resulting from this virus in the world.
 
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