Skip to comments.Olympics-2016 Games could be the last, says Tokyo governor
Posted on 10/01/2009 9:07:41 AM PDT by fujimoh
COPENHAGEN, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara warned on Wednesday the 2016 Olympics could be the last Games, with global warming an immediate threat to mankind.
Tokyo is bidding to host the 2016 summer Olympics with Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid also in the running. The International Olympic Committee will elect the winning candidate during its session on Oct. 2 in the Danish capital.
"It could be that the 2016 Games are the last Olympics in the history of mankind," Ishihara told reporters at a Tokyo 2016 press event ahead of the vote.
"Global warming is getting worse. We have to come up with measures without which Olympic Games could not last long.
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IO hope it is. The Intl Olympic Committee is totally corrupt.
Think of all the money and corruption that will end in 2016.
If they have them in Chicago, he might be right, but for different reasons. GO RIO !!!!!!
Stuff like this makes me want to knock myself out by plowing my head through brick.
The hysterics on display with that comment cannot even be properly parodied.
I’d be perfectly happy if the USA never ever again wasted tax money on hosting another Olympics. Let someone else pick up the tab for once.
Who cares if it’s the last one for any reason?
All these games create are millionaire athletes.
What is supposed to be the connection between the Olympics and glowbull warming?
Wish the international community felt the same about the UN
First of all, global warming is a hoax, so the governor of Tokyo is full of sh**. Second, it’s silly to keep choosing locations and having countries shell out tons of cash and incur debt to build Olympic venues (and fatten the bank accounts of corrupt IOC members in the process). The Olympics should be held in the same place every 4 years (Greece?), and all of this bidding nonsense can come to an end. There’s no need to move this party all over the world every 4 years. Same goes for the Winter Olympics.
Just how well did China do financially, after all the stadia were built and all the workers had to stop going to work for the smog and not as many people as expected (I think) showed up?
So there ARE positives to Global Warming!! I had no idea.
On the serious side, I was kinda pulling for Japan until emperor nutjob said that.
Is this sarcasm?
I am not surprised by things very much, but I am stunned anybody would actually suggest we have to stop the games due to global warming or that somehow we might all be dead by 2016. That’s just nuts.
That is actually pretty rare.
Calling Captain Hyperbole.....Captain Hyperbole to the White Courtesy Phone, please.
I think there will be a repeat of how we got the Atlanta games, I have a gut feeling. In other words, Athens was told YOU ARE NOT READY. Expect Rio to get the same words.
Overall, I have so many mix feelings about Chicago bidding for the games.
I'm shaking in my boots.
Goodbye Olympics, don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out.
I’d like to see the UN on that list also.
Amen, bring the Olympics HOME to Greece and the winter games to Switzerland.
I’d hate to think of all those union shills getting a perceived payoff from Obama.
“global warming” Sure, whatever you say.
We may all be dead by 2016, but it will because of a different kind of global warming in the form of muzzie controlled nukes.
“Id like to see the UN on that list also.”
Oh, man! What I would give for this!
I stated that very same thought on another thread.
If Obama thinks Chicago was not going to get the games, he would not have gone to Denmark.
It’s totally nuts. Everyone knows the world is going to end in 2012. I don’t know why they’re even bothering to pick a city for the 2016 Olympics.
(Snork!) Anyone unfamiliar with Shintaro Ishihara should really google him up if you’d like a bit of a hoot.
Lots of athletes breathing hard = CO2 = Globaloney Warming.
Billions of dollars ripped from the coffers of the rich countries and showered on the developing nations, industries crippled, carbon sacrificing, electricity plants shut down, etc., etc., etc. .....based on 12 trees somewhere in Russia?
It's almost laughable, if it weren't so sickening. Is it just me....or have we been had?
If Japan really believes this, they need to try a little harder to get them! How hard could it be to steal them away from Chicago?
so if the governor of Tokoyo is so concerned about this topic and feel the Olympics contribute to global warming, why is his city this far into the bidding process to host the games????
another liberal hypocrite....
A - The First Lady:
1. Unhidden cost of her US aircraft to and from Copenhagen? 2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?
3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for First Lady's party?
4. Any additional aircraft for First Lady's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?
5. Amount Opra is reimbursing the USA for her envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?
6. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the First Lady's envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?
B - POTUS
1. True and total unhidden cost of Air Force One for the trip to and from Copenhagen?
2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?
3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for the POTUS's party?
4. Any additional aircraft for POTUS's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?
5. Cost US picking for accompanying Press Corps, including travel, accomodations, food, refreshments, etc.?
6. Cost of flying the POTUS "big black car" and the accompanying Secret Service vehicles, drivers, fuel, staff accomodations, food and refreshments?
7. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the POUS's envolvement and that of his staff for #1 - #6, above?
C - Total net expense for "A" & "B" to the USA Tax Payers?
All I ask for a a true and honest (if that is not redundant!) of this "excercise" to the American Public. I'd be interested to also know who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome for this adventure, specifically relating to the possible sale of real estate and other servicees should the Chicago Olympic Committee - 2016 be successful.
That's all I ask. Starting to think of the length of time a snow flake or many snow flakes can survive in Hell while I await the answer to the forgoing questions.
When will someone in the "main stream" news business address any of these questions and share the results with us.
When I was 13, I was told there would be no 18-wheeler trucks when I grew up because they were ruining the planet and our economy.
When I was 17, I was told there would be no more oil available to pump out of the ground in less than a decade.
Now at 45, I’m told there may be no more Olympics because of global warming.
I can hardly wait for the next “there won’t be anymore” prediction.
Just have one location in Ancient Olympia. Permanent facilities which would save on agrivation and corruption.
Recycle any of the former locations. Why tear down and rebuild?
That’s why Obama went to talk to them he is one of them show me the money.
So there’s an upside to global warming.
Ya beat me to it!
That’s some bizarre posturing. “These will be the last games ever because of global warming, and since we’re so frickin’ smart about this, give them to us.”
If it’s the last it’ll be because cities finally realize how much money they lose on the Olympics, not the weather.
I’m putting in my two week notice today and I’m going to Disney World before it is too late!
No track and field records in Chicago will be legitimate. They will all carry the dreaded “wind-assisted” label. So why bother?
Gosh, what a Eurocentrist you are. Or should that be Eurocentric-ist?
You're right; they were created in Greece and should damn well be held there. If the Greek mountains don't lend themselves to the winter games, Switzerland is a reasonable alternative - if the Greeks themselves approve.
Tokyo’s governor is wrong about this. The last summer games will be the 2012 games, because the world is ending in December of 2012. It’s pretty much a lock - I saw it on the History Channel. The Mayan calendar, Nostradamus, alignment of the stars and other factors confirm this.
> Id be perfectly happy if the USA never ever again wasted tax money on hosting another Olympics. Let someone else pick up the tab for once.
The best part? Even if we don’t win the venue..we still go to a foreign country and win the medal count 95% of the time in it’s history. Check out the medal count history..USA dominance is simply amazing.
Even more when you consider how many of the medal winning athletes who compete for other countries, live and train here in the US.