The Tokyo Olympics will be postponed to next year, and here are some major challenges to the postponement, according to AFP. First, competition scheduling. Moving the Olympics into next year’s busy sporting calendar will be a logistical nightmare, as it may clash with the World Aquatics Championships and other big events.
Next, venue problems. Among the total of 43 sites, some are temporary while others are repurposed or purpose-built for the Games. All will face various difficulties in the event of a delay. The International Olympic Committee also warns: “A number of critical venues needed for the Games could potentially not be available anymore.”
Third, the Athletes’ Village. After the Games, the village, featuring 21 towers, will be converted into thousands of luxury condos, which are being sold or put up for rent. The postponement may delay the renovation process and even cause legal disputes. Finally, hotel bookings. Many people could face losing their deposits and need to re-book quickly for the rescheduled dates.
(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
1. postponed v.
延期 (yan2 qi2)
2. logistical adj.
後勤的 (hou4 qin2 de5)
3. Athletes’ Village phr.
選手村 (xuan2 shou3 cun1)
4. renovation n.
翻修 (fan1 xiu1)
5. deposit n.
訂金、押金 (ding4 jin1, ya1 jin1)
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