Olympic Hospitality: Olympic 2020 Brand Partners Play Waiting Game Over Coronavirus

Hundreds of lots of dollars in Tokyo brand companies hang in the balance. In the less than two months since the coronavirus eruption started its global march, everything from industrial, consumer behavior, travel, and large-scale meetings have been changed.

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Japan, with more than 800 infections, said today it will close schools for a month. The country has 12 billion dollars at stake this summer as it hosts the Olympic 2020 in Tokyo.

“Countermeasures against transmissible illnesses establish an important part of Tokyo 2020’s plans to host safe Games, the International Olympic Committee said in a statement to Ad week. We have full confidence that the relevant establishments, in particular in Japan and China, will take all the required actions to address the situation.”

The IOC is also keeping in communication with its global associates, which comprise main U.S. brands Coca-Cola, P&G, Intel, Dow, Visa, GE, and Bridgestone. For large makes, the price tag to be an authorized Olympic 2020 partner can run in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Chinese shop Alibaba is said to have paid roughly #800 zillion to mate on six games over 12 years.

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Visa said in its speech “At this time, our preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are enduring as planned, Keith Cawley, senior infrastructures boss at Bridgestone, told Ad Week. However, we are monitoring this state very closely and taking the necessary steps as it evolves. We have the full sureness that the opposite organizing bodies will take the vital events to professionally attain the state,”

 “It’s so distant out at this moment that there are only so many things that can happen between now and then,” said a spokesperson for a top-tier Olympic 2020 sponsor who wanted to last nameless. We’ve got five or six months. A lot could change in five or six weeks with the coronavirus. Certainly, we’ll have some contingency plans, as we always do.”

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Olympic Shotgun: Never have India Gone to Olympic 2020 with Such Bright Chances in Shooting

Never has an Indian shooting contingent looked stronger going into a summer Games than it is now, says 2008 gold medalist Abhinav Bindra. Since September 1, 2018, the beginning of the qualification period for the Tokyo Olympic, Indian shooters have won a record 15 Olympic 2020 quota places.

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“Never have we ever gone to a Tokyo Olympic with such bright chances. We have 15 athletes and each one of them, who have capable, is skilled at winning a medal,” Bindra told IANS.

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Shooters who emerged in the required period have been teenagers like pistol shooters Sourabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker. Bindra said that the fact that the team is young makes it hard to predict results in Tokyo.

Those that follow Indian shooting or India’s presentation at the Olympic 2020 in general, would be forgiven for tempering their prospects. India had gone into the 2016 Olympic in Rio de Janeiro with big opportunities from the shooting contingent, of which Bindra himself was a part. It twisted out to be the first Olympic since 2000 in which no Indian was able to finalize a medal in the shooting event.

I think it is a conclusion of work which has happened over a period of time. I do not think such progress can happen because of one poor Olympic. It is a course in which the sport has changed over the last 10 years and a lot of young people have come through. The process was caused by the silver we won at Athens 2004, the gold in 2008 and the silver and bronze in London 2012.

The government has been helpful and the federation (National Rifle Association of India) has one a good job in encouraging a junior program. The results have come over a period of time and not because of something that happened one or two years ago.

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 “They have already shown that they have what it takes to win at the highest level. That is all we can do going into the Games and then it boils down to how we achieve on that given day. But of course, going into these Games, a lot of Indian shooting athletes have looked skilled in winning medals which I think has never happened before,” he said.

He declined to get into the fix of predicting exactly who will win a medal in Tokyo later in the year. It is an unfair question to ask. All 15 have fantastic chances to win medals. I won’t name a particular person as it will be very unfair on them and on the people that I do not name.

When asked what is it that has led to shotgun events cover overdue pistol and rifle in the country. The air pistol and air rifle events allow for mass contribution because these are not firearms. You just necessity a 10m range which several schools have put up in their sites. It is the nature of the sport which allows numbers to come.

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We have so many people contributing to the rifle and pistol events in the nationals and pre-nationals. You won’t see shotgun ranges coming up in neighborhoods and schools or 12-year-old kids rapidly exercising a shotgun just for the fun of it. But with the rifle and pistol events, because it is not a firearm, the convenience is much better and it is easier to set up. The contribution we have in the shotgun events can’t even be compared with what we have with the pistol and rifle events.

Bindra himself retired from the sport shortly after the 2016 Olympic and has since successfully offered into the field of sports business. ‘Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance’, a group of sports concert and medical recovery centers, recently announced a tie-up with Daivam Wellness.

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Olympic Boxing: Only Three Boxers to be sent to Amman Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers

The federal government continues to ignore national athletes’ bid to qualify for Olympic 2020 and boxing is the latest casualty of this policy. Due to a lack of support from the federal government and reluctance of the corporate sector to back Olympic sports, Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) decided to send only three boxers and one coach for the Asia and Oceania Olympic Qualifying round which will begin in Jordan’s capital Amman.

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The PBF required to send a full-fledged squad to Jordan but financial matters and lack of sponsors hurt its cause. The ministry for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC), which handles sports matters, did not even provide facilities to national fighters for training. They had to train at the Army Sports Complex, Rawalpindi, for a couple of months.

The PBF early this month had requested Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) to provide hostel facilities to national fighters in Peshawar so that they could train in a different environment for a few days but the Board did not respond.

This correspondent tried to contact senior officials of the PSB but they were not available for comments. Asia and Oceania qualifiers are very important. There was a need to fielding a full-fledged squad which could have boosted the country’s qualifying chances for the Tokyo Olympic.

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“Yes, we aimed to field more boxers but could not do so as sponsors also did not back us despite hectic efforts, PBF secretary Col Nasir Tung told ‘The News’. Now we have decided to send three boxers, Mohammad Asif (52kg), Gul Zeb (69kg) and Mehmood-ul-Hasan (75kg), for the Jordan qualifiers. Arshad Hussain will be associated with the squad as a coach,” Nasir said.

He also revealed that the squad would leave for Jordan. Nasir also skipped the Asian boxing forum slated to be held on March 6 on the sideline of the qualifiers to ensure boxers’ presence in the qualifiers. I have managed some money from my own pocket and borrowed some from friends to ensure Pakistan’s participation in the event. We have done our best with the available resources. I still expect positive results.

However, he was quick to add that it all would depend on the draws. If we got good draws, then things could go in our favor. In the 52kg there are six seats at pole while in the 69kg and 75kg there are five seats up for taking. The qualifiers are being contested in eight weight groups. National boxers will also have a chance of pressing for Tokyo Olympic seats when they feature in the World Qualifying round in Paris in May.

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The country’s leading karateka Saadi Abbas is also fighting for an Olympic 2020 seat without the assistance of the state. Australia-based horse-rider Usman Khan and Olympian judoka Shah Hussain also do not have state patronage.

The inability of the IPC Ministry to run sports has also dented the Olympic 2020 chances of the country’s top wrestlers. Since the government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) emerged in the summer of 2018 Pakistan’s sports graph has gone down. Because of a lack of finances, Pakistan also skipped the Asian qualifiers for volleyball despite having qualified for the event. So far five players in different disciplines have made it to the Tokyo Olympic to be held this summer in Japan.

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Olympic Badminton: Olympic 2020 qualifying contests in Germany hit by a virus but All England to continue

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Badminton’s German Open will not go forward the following week and the Polish Open has been suspended, officials said, as two more Olympic 2020 qualifying events fell prey to the coronavirus tragedy.

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It has not yet been clear whether the German Open, first scheduled for March 3 to 8, will be postponed or annulled completely, the Badminton World Federation said late on Wednesday. New dates are being sought for the Polish Open, which was meant to take place from March 26 to 29 but it will now not a reduction in the qualifying era for the Tokyo Olympic.

Both events were in the same month as the All England Open, one of the biggest events in the badminton calendar, although that tournament is now stationary set to go fast.

“The BWF is ongoing to display all official updates on Covid-19 with no change to the meaning to stage other HSBC BWF World Tour or BWF-authorized tournaments,” said a statement.

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This week the Vietnam International Challenge, which also approved rankings points for the Olympic 2020, was moved from late March to early June. The loss of following tournaments will pose a problem for many players, counting two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, who needs a fast rise up the rankings to win a home based on the Chinese team.

Many of China’s players are now in Britain and have been cleared to play through what is a “critical period” of Olympic 2020 qualifying, the Chinese Badminton Association said last weekend. China has been the leading power in badminton at fresh Olympic 2020, sweeping all five names at London 2012 and winning the men’s singles and doubles gold medals four years before in Rio.

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Olympic Boxing: Kenosi Becomes First Boxer to Book Tokyo Olympic Place at African Qualifier

Kenosi justified her billing as the top seed in the women’s featherweight division as she progressed to the final with victory over Widad Bertal of Morocco at the Dakar International Expo Centre. Olympic lovers from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Boxing lovers can book Olympic Boxing Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on reduced prices.

The Botswanan is the first boxer from any country to qualify for Tokyo Olympic under a process being led by an International Olympic Committee taskforce after the International Boxing Association’s recognition was suspended in June. That is all that was going on in my head the Summer Games. And for me to come here and become the first qualifier in boxing from Botswana is huge.

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“When I got into the ring today I was confident that I would book my ticket to Tokyo from this fight,” Kenosi said, according to the Olympic 2020 Channel.

Khouloud Moulahi of Tunisia will join Kenosi in the featherweight category at Tokyo Olympic after beating the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Marcelat Matshu Sakobi. Winners of all semi-finals sealed a place at this year’s Olympic 2020 on the seventh day of action in the Senegalese capital.

Patrick Chinyemba of Zambia considered a rising star in the men’s flyweight division, booked his Tokyo Olympic ticket with a split decision victory over Mozambique’s Juliano Maquina. Mohamed Flissi of Algeria, seeded another, also qualified to box in the flyweight event at the Games by beating Ghana’s Tetteh Sulemanu.

Tokyo Olympic will mark Flissi’s third Olympic appearance after he competed at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jonas Jonas of Namibia, who lost his opening bout at the 2016 Olympic in Rio de Janeiro upset Moroccan top seed Abdelhaq Nadir at lightweight.

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Jonas will be combined by Richarno Colin of Mauritius, who ousted the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mulumba. Abdelhafid Benchabla qualified for his fourth successive Olympic 2020 Games as the Algerian overcame Egypt’s Youssef Ali Moussa in the heavyweight category.

Benchabla, who has reached the quarter-finals at his last three Olympic, will compete in the heavyweight event for the first time at the Games. The other heavyweight spot in Tokyo went to 20-year-old Youness Baalla Morocco, who beat Kenya’s Elly Ochola 4-1.

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Eleven-year-old Syrian be eligible for Tokyo Olympic table tennis tournament

Eleven-year-old Syrian Hend Zaza has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games after winning the West Asia Olympic Table Tennis Qualification Tournament in Amman.

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The youngster beat Lebanon’s Mariana Sahakian in the women’s final at Prince Hamzah Hall in the Jordanian capital. She is set to be one of the youngest athletes contending at Tokyo 2020 after her 4-3 victory.

Sahakian is 42-years-old, meaning there was a 31-year age hole among the two players. In the men’s event, Saudi Arabia’s Ali Al-Khadrawi defeated Lebanon’s Daoud Shihab 4-1 in the final to book his Olympic place. Just the winners of the two tournaments received an Olympic 2020 spot.

There was disappointment in the semi-finals for Jordanian siblings Zaid and Sewar Abo Yaman, who both exited in the final four on home soil. Both lost to the eventual winners. The competition in Jordan was contested by 11 countries. Qualification for the Tokyo 2020 singles tournaments will continue tomorrow, with the start of the African event in Tunis.

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She played the earlier event with full of energy and passion. She was quite glad when she heard the news that she is eligible to play in the Olympic 2020. She was tried hard to play in the Olympic and her dream has fulfilled fortunately and she joy with the happiness on her face 

She will be tried hard in winning the gold medal in the game of the Olympic Table tennis event. She has the skills and techniques which will help her to get the victory in the Table tennis matches. She has won several events earlier which is quite good for her experience. Now her aim is to get the victory in the Olympic 2020 table tennis events and make her country pride in the World.

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Olympic Fencing: Meinhardt be eligible for Olympic 2020

Notre Dame on Saturday 22 February, Greek Meinhardt became the 2nd Notre Dame fencing graduates to flourish for the Tokyo Olympic. It will be Meinhardt’s 4th arrival in the Olympic 2020 Games.

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Meinhardt was a two-time NCAA Foil Champion for the Irish, once as a sophomore in 2010 and again as a graduate student in 2014. He also posted a career 103-9 record at the moot level and became the second four-time First Team All-American (2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014) on the men’s side in program history.

Meinhardt has flourished in international rivalry as well, becoming the youngest athlete ever to rivalry on a U.S. Olympic 2008 Fencing Team in at the age of 18 and then going on to become the first U.S. man to win a Senior World Championship medal in 2010 (bronze) and make a bronze medal in Men’s Team Foil at the Olympic 2016 games in Rio. He is now ranked No.1 in the U.S. and No.3 in the world in men’s foil fencing.

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Meinhardt joins Lee Keifer who is wedded to Meinhardt, as the three Irish fencers to qualify for the Olympic 2020 up to now. Keifer was a four-time NCAA champion (2013-15, 2017) at Notre Dame and in 2017 became the first U.S. woman to make a No.1 world ranking in foil fencing. This will be her 3rd Olympic arrival. 

Meinhardt is now been eligible for the World bigger event like Olympic 2020. He has a very hard word to achieve that milestone. His aim is to prepare well to get the success in the fencing games of Olympic 2020. His aim is to play every game with full passion and courage. He wants to get the gold medal in the Olympic 2020 fencing competition winning and make his Republic proud in the world

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Olympic Shotgun: Key Facts About Shooting in the Tokyo Olympic

The Tokyo Olympic includes 33 sports. Shooting is one of the original sports included in the first modern Games. The shooting was one of nine sports on the program at the 1896 Games, the first modern Olympic.

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Here are some key facts about shooting at the Olympic.

Women’s shooting was first included in 1984 in the Olympic Games. Competition is broken down into rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines. In the rifle and pistol competitions, athletes shoot stationary targets, while moving targets are used in shotgun events.

There are six men’s and six women’s events, plus three mixed-gender team events, each featuring a qualification round and a final round in the Summer Games. Each of the disciplines comes with its own set of demands. In air rifle, competitors fire 60 shots from a standing position towards a still target in the qualifying round and as many as 24 shots in the final.

In the 50-meter rifle 3, however, shooters must assume three discrete positions: prone, standing and kneeling. In trap and skeet shooting, contestants take aim at a total of 125 clays over the course of five rounds. Shooters are judged by their accurateness, with a steady hand and cool demeanor under extreme pressure both prized qualities in the Olympic 2020.

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The United States leads the medal count in shooting by an important margin, having taken home 110. Despite that strong history of shooting, however, the U.S. men were shut out at the 2016 Rio Games, failing to make the podium in any discipline. American women won gold and two bronze in Brazil.

At the Rio Games, Xuan Vinh Hoang won Vietnam’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in any sport after beating the competition in the men’s 10-meter air pistol. International Olympic Committee, Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, ISSF.

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Olympic Swimming: Each Swimmer’s Probability of Winning Gold in Tokyo Olympic

We present each swimmer’s chances of winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic. Statistical methods based on computational simulations were used in order to estimate the probability of winning the gold medal for each swimmer. Results from 2018 were considered in the calculations. The more recent the result is; the more impact it has on the probabilities.

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The method was determined by observing results from 2014 to 2016 and comparing them to what in fact occurred at the 2016 Olympic, in order to find the most suitable probability distribution. Of course, these probabilities will change, depending on how swimmers will swim until the Tokyo Olympic. The probabilities will be updated on a regular basis.

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The approach here is to determine the probabilities in an empirical fashion. If you have a coin and you don’t know the chances of tails and heads, you can toss the coin, let’s say, 1,000 times. If you get 512 tails and 488 heads, the estimated probabilities are 51.2% and 48.8%, respectively.

So we don’t know what’s the chance of, let’s say, Simone Manuel, winning the 50 freestyle. Manuel could swim the event 1,000 times, as well as her adversaries, and we could count how many times she would win to estimate her winning probability. Obviously, this can’t be done. In this condition, we simulate the possible outcomes in a computer program using a statistical method.

How do we do that? Let’s go back to 2016. Manuel inwards in Rio with a 24.33 from the US Olympic Trials. In Rio, she managed to a 24.09. Cate Campbell came in with a 23.84, and in Rio, she went 24.15. And so on. I conducted the calculations and realized that, compared to the times registered from 2014 until the Olympic 2020, the times of the top swimmers in the Tokyo Olympic present a specific pattern of variability, well explained by the so-called normal distribution of probability.

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Using the very same pattern of variability, it is possible to simulate the possible outcomes for Tokyo. Manuel has a 23.97 from 2019. So, her time for Tokyo Olympic is simulated according to that pattern of variability. In 1,000 trials, let’s say that her simulated times are 24.08, 23.90, 24.18, 24.01, 23.79, 23.89, etc. Her times will float around 23.97 with some erraticism. We do the same for every other swimmer.

Let’s say that, in 1,000 trials, Manuel has the best time of all swimmers in 800, so she has an 8% chance of winning. The same technique was shown in all events, according to the respective pattern of variation. In relays, the sum of the times of the dissolute swimmers of each country in each round of simulation was considered.

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Olympic Shotgun: Each Indian Shooter Capable of Winning Medal in Tokyo Olympic

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Never has an Indian shooting contingent looked stronger going into a Summer Games than it is now, says 2008 gold medalist Abhinav Bindra. Since September 1, 2018 — the beginning of the qualification period for the Tokyo Olympic, Indian shooters have won a record 15 Olympic 2020 quota places.

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“Never have we ever gone to an Olympic 2020 with such bright chances. We have 15 athletes and each one of them, who have talented, is capable of winning a medal,” Bindra told IANS.

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Those that follow Indian shooting or India’s presentation at the Olympic 2020 in general, would be forgiven for tempering their expectations. It turned out to be the first Olympic since 2000 in which no Indian was able to clinch a medal in the shooting event. Bindra, however, feels that the current crop of high-quality shooters is not a product of knee-jerk decisions made after the disappointing show in Rio.

I don’t think such progress can happen because of one poor Olympic. It is a process in which the sport has evolved over the last 10 years and a lot of young people have come through. The process was triggered with the silver we won at Athens 2004, the gold in 2008 and the silver and bronze in London 2012. The government has been supportive and the federation (National Rifle Association of India) has one a good job in promoting a junior program. The results have come over a period of time and not because of something that occurred one or two years ago.

India’s first individual medal at the Tokyo Olympic came through shooting at Athens 2002 when Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore – who would later go on to serve as sports minister of the country – won silver in the trap event. Interestingly, India did not win an Olympic 2020 quota in the trap this time at all while it won two in skeet. When asked what is it that has led to shotgun events lagging behind pistol and rifle in the country, Bindra said the answer lies in the nature of the sport more than anything else.

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“It is a very young team so it is very hard to predict performance. However, they have already shown that they have what it takes to win at the highest level. That is all we can do going into the Games and then it boils down to how we complete at that given day. But of course, going into these Games, a lot of Indian shooting athletes have looked capable of winning medals which I think has never happened before,” he said.

Among shooters who emerged in the prerequisite, the period has been youngsters like pistol shooters Sourabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker. Bindra said that the fact that the team is young makes it difficult to predict results at Tokyo Olympic.

We have so many people contributing to the rifle and pistol events in the nationals and pre-nationals. You won’t see shotgun ranges coming up in neighborhoods and schools or 12-year-old kids suddenly wielding a shotgun just for the fun of it. The rifle and pistol actions, because it is not a firearm, the availability is much better and it is easier to set up.

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The involvement we have in the shotgun events can’t even be compared with what we have with the pistol and rifle events. He, however, rejected to get into the fix of predicting exactly who will win a medal in Tokyo later in the year.

It is an unfair question to ask. All 15 have fantastic chances to win medals. I won’t name a specific person as it will be very unfair on them and on the people that I don’t name. Bindra himself retired from the sport shortly after the 2016 Olympic and has since successfully ventured into the field of sports business. His ”Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance”, a group of sports performance and medical rehabilitation centers, recently announced a tie-up with Daivam Wellness.

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