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Mon Jul 19, 2021, 07:21 PM

The Tokyo Olympics... The Worst Olympics Organizing team maybe ever

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While we know the Berlin Games were the most vile, it may be hard to find an Olympics more poorly run than this one -- and the Covid issue may be the least of the idiocy and bizarro world

1. Several Japanese publications and the Guardian (UK) are reporting that Olympic Composer Keigo Oyamada has resigned as the composer for the opening ceremony.
per the Guardian:
Keigo Oyamada, who is better known as Cornelius, initially resisted calls to quit after reports surfaced last week of magazine interviews he gave in the mid-1990s in which he appeared to boast about the incidents. (bullying classmates)

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Oyamada told Quick Japan magazine in 1995 how he had confined a classmate in a cardboard box and forced a boy with an intellectual disability to eat his own faeces and masturbate in front of other children. He made similar comments in another magazine interview a year earlier.

( https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/19/tokyo-olympics-composer-keigo-oyamada-resigns-after-admitting-bullying-disabled-classmates )

***** It's not like they didn't know about this guy's past. At the very least, they could have set up some kind of preparation should this become an issue, where they could explain how he is a better person, or something. Instead, they accepted his apology to them and did nothing; like they hoped it would never come up

2. The committee’s former president, Yoshiro Mori, was forced to quit in February after making remarks about women in sports administration - he said they had no place in it. Then when he was roundly criticized, he invited women on the committee, but they were not supposed to speak at meetings because... "Talkative women make meetings drag on."
For those who are unaware, Yoshi Mori is a former Prime Minister and LDP cabinet member beginning in 1969. He was known for his many "gaffes" in public, that included, but not limited to, continuing to play golf after U.S. naval ship accidentally hit a Japanese fishing boat killing nine. Being seen and photographed hanging out at restaurants and bars with Yakuza.

3. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand then there's Creative Director Hiroshi Sasaki, who made disparaging comments about Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe, and her weight. He thought it would be funny to have her dress up as a pig for the opening ceremonies. He called it, "The Olympig"

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 09:03 PM

1. That is some crew they had there.

The composer, Keigo Oyamada, sounds like a real winner, not. A cruel bully at the very least

But I would say that Yoshi Mori hanging out with Yakuza is the most disturbing. I wonder how much money laundering and bribery went on in all things Olympics before he was forced to quit

And Hiroshi Sasaki can fuck himself.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 02:01 AM

2. Oh, woah! I had no idea. Terrible actions. 😡

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 02:14 AM

3. M. e. n.

Typical.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 02:40 AM

4. They are just trying to add a lil' bit o' ZEST...

...to the proceedings.

Wutta they got to lose?

I was planning on ignoring the opening on Friday (?), but NOW, I'll prolly tune right in!

Are they still gonna use the tunage of self-admitted perv "Cornelius" or not?

If not, is it too late to submit this for consideration?

ATTN: Japan Olympic Committee

FYC Re: Opening Ceremony Emergency Replacement Song:



DUers, please forward this to anyone you personally know on the Japan Olympic Committee.

Arrigato.

Hopefully 8 minutes 36 seconds is long enough...

(Insert dripping sarcasm gif here)









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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 03:47 AM

5. I won't be watching

No one should watch. This is a farce.

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