A survey has been conducted that Japanese people should postpone or minimize the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Sports Nippon announced the results of a survey on the 2020 Kyo Olympic Games on the 15th.
According to a survey conducted on the 14th, 692 out of 890 people, 77.8% of them said that they should postpone or cancel the Tokyo Olympics.
57.2% of the respondents said that they should postpone the Tokyo Olympics, 509 people, and 20.6% and 183 people should cancel the Tokyo Olympics.
They said, “If the Corona 19 situation in Japan is over, it is a risk if it does not end in the world.”
Others said, “All players and audiences should play to enjoy it without anxiety.”
The Japanese government and the Olympic Organizing Committee think that they will proceed with the tournament without considering the cancellation or postponement of the Olympics.
Abe said in a press conference on April 14, “I want to overcome the expansion of infection and hold the Olympics as planned.”
Japan’s Kyodo News reported on July 14, “The Japanese government has begun reviewing the possibility of the Olympic Games without spectators.”
“As three trillion yen has already been put into preparations for the Olympics, the game of non-discretion can be a better choice than the cancellation,” said Waseda University professor Munehiko Harada. There is a possibility that some events such as judo and wrestling, which have a lot of physical contact, may be excluded. ”
If the Japanese Olympics proceed without spectators, there will be no estimated ticket income of up to $ 1 billion, but TV broadcasting rights and sponsorship income can be kept.
The total revenue of the Summer Olympics is estimated to be between 6 billion and 7 billion dollars.
The revenues of broadcasting rights and sponsorships are around 80% of them.
But U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that it would be better to delay the Tokyo Olympics by a year than to be irrelevant.
After President Trump’s remarks, Japanese Prime Minister Abe said, “We do not plan to change the schedule of the tournament.”
It is doubtful whether the Tokyo Olympics will be on schedule as 130 days remain before the start of the Olympics.