More Olympics, Already?

Fred not Lynn

Dick Button Jr.
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Jul 13, 2005
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Alberta
Looks like it’s time to rename the forum what with the Beijing WINTER Games just around the corner!

Personally, I was disappointed when Beijing got these Games over Almaty, Kazakhstan - but the billion or so sets of Chinese eyeballs speak loudly to the IOC.

China, is as usual in their perpetual diplomatic/sport hot water as pertains to human rights and sundry other global political matters…but the Games will go on nonetheless.

NHL Players will play (as the NHL too is keen to seduce those two billion eyeballs).

I don’t know if there have been any announcements regarding what Covid-19 protocols will be in place, but I do know that long and short track speed skating have been proceeding with their World Cup seasons in a more or less as-semi-normal manner.
 
Looks like it’s time to rename the forum what with the Beijing WINTER Games just around the corner!

Personally, I was disappointed when Beijing got these Games over Almaty, Kazakhstan - but the billion or so sets of Chinese eyeballs speak loudly to the IOC.

China, is as usual in their perpetual diplomatic/sport hot water as pertains to human rights and sundry other global political matters…but the Games will go on nonetheless.

NHL Players will play (as the NHL too is keen to seduce those two billion eyeballs).

I don’t know if there have been any announcements regarding what Covid-19 protocols will be in place, but I do know that long and short track speed skating have been proceeding with their World Cup seasons in a more or less as-semi-normal manner.
I'll be in Beijing to commentate on the hockey, and it sounds as though the COVID protocols will be even stricter than they were in Tokyo - I won't be allowed to use any public transport or go anywhere but my hotel and where I'm working (no sightseeing or shopping/visiting local restaurants, etc.), masks on at all times everywhere except in my hotel room and when eating/drinking or commentating, loads of COVID testing, and so on. China is still taking the Australia/New Zealand lockdown route, trying to keep the virus away more than vaccinating against it, so the next few months could be a bit bumpy. But hey, I'll get to be at the arenas in person and call games featuring NHL players this time (unlike in PyeongChang), so I'll very happily put up with everything for that privilege!
 

axx

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Jul 16, 2005
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China, is as usual in their perpetual diplomatic/sport hot water as pertains to human rights and sundry other global political matters…but the Games will go on nonetheless.
Haven't there been rumors of a diplomatic boycott? Doesn't mean it will happen.
 

edoug

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Jul 15, 2005
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I'll be in Beijing to commentate on the hockey, and it sounds as though the COVID protocols will be even stricter than they were in Tokyo - I won't be allowed to use any public transport or go anywhere but my hotel and where I'm working (no sightseeing or shopping/visiting local restaurants, etc.), masks on at all times everywhere except in my hotel room and when eating/drinking or commentating, loads of COVID testing, and so on. China is still taking the Australia/New Zealand lockdown route, trying to keep the virus away more than vaccinating against it, so the next few months could be a bit bumpy. But hey, I'll get to be at the arenas in person and call games featuring NHL players this time (unlike in PyeongChang), so I'll very happily put up with everything for that privilege!
I am looking forward to reading about your time there. Hopefully SoSH isn't banned in China.