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Tokyo Olympics 2020 VS “Anti-Olympic Movement”

It was revealed that organizing the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was a big challenge; and athletes and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) expressed worries to the Games Organizing Committee; which is in charge of management.


“Anti-Olympic Movement”

On June 23; one month before the opening of the Olympics; there was a large crowd in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. It was a protest calling for the cancellation of the tournament. Eight domestic organizations; including the “Anti-Olympic Games” and the “Olympic Disaster” Notice Liaison Committee. We also kept in touch with residents of Paris; the venue for 2024; and Los Angeles; and gave a simultaneous demonstration of “NOlympic Day.”

This day was “Olympic Day” to commemorate the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on June 23; 1894. Concerts and jogging events are setup in various places every year; but this year it is not under the corona. Meanwhile; a “No Olympics” rally was held. The PR leaflets were lined with radical words; such as “What to do or’Sacrifice Festival'” and “The Olympics will kill us!” At a protest rally; the organizer’s woman criticized the Olympics forcibly held under Corona with a microphone in her hand.

The residents of the Toei Kasumigaoka apartment; which to build the national stadium; and the disaster-stricken area of ​​the nuclear accident; which has not ended even after 10 years while holding up the “Reconstruction Olympics;” are mentioned as “Now; the torch relay is fully commercialized. I’m traveling all over the country. I want to raise the voice of “Stop the Olympics” with my friends all over the world. ” There have been numerous examples of movements against the Olympics.


Tokyo Olympics 2020

Official website for the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Japan (23 Jul-8 Aug, 2021).

The most famous case is Denver; Colorado; the 1976 Winter Olympics. Opposition to the event arguing environmental destruction and excessive tax burden. To return the tournament four years ago; and is to hold an alternative event in Innsbruck; Austria. At the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics; the Alpine skiing men’s downhill course moved from Mt. Iwasuge in Shiga Kogen to Happoone in Hakuba in response to criticism from nature conservation groups.

The opinions of the International Ski Federation; and the Organizing Committee argued over whether the starting point; can be setup in a special area in the national park; and it became a big problem. In recent years; some cities have abandoned their candidacy due to the opposition of residents in the bid for the Olympics. Hamburg; Rome and Budapest withdrew at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In Hamburg; and Rome canceled the bid with the change of mayor. In Budapest; the voice of the opposition is to have become a big swell. In each case; there was concern about the huge financial burden.