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  1. Olympic men's football age limit raised to 24 after Tokyo Games postponement
  2. Be furious with the virus. And the people who allowed it to run rampant that caused all this mess. Everything else is a function of that. Not the Olympics' fault they had to move
  3. @Olympian1010 unfortunately does NOT get his wish. Or maybe he does and this is actually better.. NEW DATES: TWG BIRMINGHAM TO TAKE PLACE JULY 7-17, 2022
  4. 2020 British Open to be canceled due to coronavirus pandemic, sources say
  5. Looks like they moved back a grand total of 2 days. They were originally scheduled to start August 16th
  6. No final decision has been made yet, but... Wimbledon set to be cancelled, claims German tennis chief
  7. Makes sense. Everything moves exactly 1 year minus 1 day. Easiest way to reset the schedule
  8. Makes the most sense. I know some people were saying this is an excuse to hold the Olympics when the weather is better. But for the overall sports calendar - and not just for American television - this is the easiest solution.
  9. Olympics: New Tokyo Games unlikely to be in spring, Mori says
  10. NBC has a ton of influence. I wouldn't pretend to think otherwise. But it's not as if they're sitting in on these meetings telling the IOC what to do. Again, when Australia is deciding to bid for an Olympics, they're not doing it because NBC is telling them when they want it. And it's not as if they're the only organization that prefers that traditional Summer window. So Australia does what they believe is in their best interests to get votes. And none of those votes actually belong to anyone from NBC. The swimming finals.. again, FINA is making that decision for FINA. They are doing what they feel is in their best interests, not just because NBC wants it. If NBC is so influential, what about gymnastics like they were moved in Beijing (speaking of places were gymnastics has a huge following)? Why not moving the athletics finals? I know NBC asked for it in 2008. And notice how it was 2016 where they started holding finals in the morning sessions, a move specifically for the benefit of European television interests. I'm not downplaying that American television money is a big deal. But at the end of the day, everyone is in it for themselves - the NOC's, the sport federations, and pretty much everyone else associated with the Olympics. They make self-interested decisions. A lot of times, the decision that's best for them is what's best for NBC.
  11. They're free to do what they want. But at the end of the day, it's a popularity contest who wins the right to host these events. And those who vote and make the decisions will usually do so in their own self-interests. So if a country like Australia were to propose to hold the 2032 Olympics in a different month because that's better for them, they may not win the rights to host the event in the first place. So that's how they need to be thinking.
  12. Australia could have chosen to push Melbourne as their bid city since they have more venues and infrastructure in place. But the weather isn't as good there during the Northern Summer, so they are going with Brisbane because they can offer their Olympic bid in the preferred window. Therefore, they stand a better chance of being elected as hosts. At least, that seems to be the line of thinking from the AOC. And they're still bitter about the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid as they say - they're 100% right - that Qatar cheated by proposing to have their World Cup in the Summer with the promise of air-conditioned stadiums. Had they proposed a November-December World Cup from the start, maybe they don't win.
  13. Yes, NBC cannot dictate when the games will be held. And it's not discussed with the IOC when a city is bidding for the Olympics as that city decides what dates they propose to hold the games. However.. bidding for the right to host the Olympics is usually a popularity contest about convincing the autocrats of the IOC to get in bed with you. Looks like the Australians know how to play that game... Queensland in race for 2032 Olympics after state government confirms bid Ms Palaszczuk said the games, which would run from July 23 to August 8 in 2032, would provide legacy benefits for "generations to come". So much for options. NBC money wins out
  14. NBC has little to no control over when the Olympics are held. They don't want to air them against another event, but then again, neither will European countries when there's a major football tournament going on and a tennis major. That's why we're likely to see the Games in approximately the same time window as they would have been in 2020. This also gives the sport federations and the athletes the proper lead up time to prepare for the Games as well
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