And right over to the west coast of the US. Won’t that be great.
I don’t understand how/why Japan was chosen for the Olympics. Between the earthquakes and the radioactive mess...who the hey wants to spend anytime there as a tourist/athlete?
Oh they’re going to be fine. And we won’t be seeing any radiation from Fukushima on the West Coast.
Japan was chosen because the IOC noted that while Istanbul is a nice place - and it is - Istanbul lacks the infrastructure for an Olympic Games; they would’ve had to build 70% of the venues, whereas Tokyo has the infrastructure more or less in place.
At least, until either Fukushima goes totally pear-shaped and leaves the east coast of Japan an uninhabitable nuclear wasteland, or Godzilla shows up.
Which at the rate things are going, and thanks to TEPCO’s utter incompetence, is a distinct possibility.