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Jon8,407 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
There was one suggestion flying around on Friday somewhere, which I failed to link, that the next Games might be Beijing's Winter Games in 2022, with Tokyo following that Summer. The goddam awful choice of Qatar for the World Cup and the subsequent scheduling of that to Nov/Dec having opened up a hole in the Sporting schedules. This is a Gap into which the Tokyo Games could sit. I'm not sure that'd go down with the individual Sports and of course Birmingham 2022 would be rocked too.


I imagine the Commonwealth Games Federation wouldn't agree to it unless they can be persuaded to move it earlier which seems unlikely.

Considering they still have no host for 2026 it might work for them to push Birmingham back 4 years.

Just in time for HS2 to be started.
JAS844,550 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Canada is out of the Olympics due to Coronavirus.
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DVB Cornwall9,206 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Olympics 2021 (PM of Japan - IOC) ....







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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 952 posts since 20 Sep 2007
I wonder if 2024 and 2028 will be pushed back or if they'll stay on schedule.

2021 is going to be a heavy sporting year with both Men's and Women's Euros and the Olympics in the same summer unless they delay the Women's Euro to 2022 since there is going to be no football that summer due to the World Cup in Qatar being in November and December.
DVB Cornwall9,206 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
They'll want to be back on terms and normal schedule, as soon as possible, as will other events.

One thing incoming is likely that age group restrictions in sport are likely to be extended by 12 months so anyone prohibited to enter a 2021 Olympic event by age but would have been able to compete in 2020 will be flagged through. I'm expecting to see this across all sport whose seasons have been disrupted to be similarly adjusted.
DVB Cornwall9,206 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Wimbledon is a strange one. If the curves are correct we 'should' be coming out of this nightmare as it starts. The event itself would be a tremendous sign of hope if they could get it going. They must as well be looking for an alternate date. A landgrab on the Olympic fortnight would work too. A decision either way won't be far off. We'll know within the week I suspect.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 952 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Wimbledon is a strange one. If the curves are correct we 'should' be coming out of this nightmare as it starts. The event itself would be a tremendous sign of hope if they could get it going. They must as well be looking for an alternate date. A landgrab on the Olympic fortnight would work too. A decision either way won't be far off. We'll know within the week I suspect.


I think delaying it maybe a month so July 27th to August 9th would work.
dosxuk4,487 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Wimbledon is a strange one. If the curves are correct we 'should' be coming out of this nightmare as it starts. The event itself would be a tremendous sign of hope if they could get it going. They must as well be looking for an alternate date. A landgrab on the Olympic fortnight would work too. A decision either way won't be far off. We'll know within the week I suspect.


Even if we do start recovering around then, are the players going to be in a fit state to compete? A delay, or cancellation and replacement with a showcase event, seems inevitable to me.
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DVB Cornwall9,206 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
There is also the issue of the state of the courts, they're precisely grown for the fortnight set. Delaying even for four or five weeks will have an effect. The dewpoint on the grass will be different, resulting from the different elevation angle of the sun and it's later sunrise. Tiny changes in transpiration will be significant. The biggy though is the natural drying effect of solar radiation on calm days. The insolation, the measure of direct radiation received drops very significantly too. There's a very good climate reason why the Grass Court season ends when it does.
Brekkie34,004 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
The courts are wrecked by the second week anyway.

I wonder if 2024 and 2028 will be pushed back or if they'll stay on schedule.

2021 is going to be a heavy sporting year with both Men's and Women's Euros and the Olympics in the same summer unless they delay the Women's Euro to 2022 since there is going to be no football that summer due to the World Cup in Qatar being in November and December.

That Winter World Cup is looking very handy now.

Most things will return to schedule but wouldn't be surprised if the Ryder Cup push everything back a year as they did in 2001.
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