In 1964, when Tokyo was held for the first time, more than 2 million tickets sold were entitled to use public transport lines for free to reach the Olympic facilities.
They went to watch the Olympics with a rail system network of about 50 stations on 8 lines, which were attached to their hands.
The 1964 Tokyo games were the first to be broadcast on colour, the first to be broadcast on the world via satellite, and symbolized the rebirth of Japan after the Second World War.
Now the 2020 games will overcome Tokyo’s earthquake, tsunami, and still unresolved nuclear issues in 2011, and rebirth with its technological superiority, like 56 years ago.
At least this was what the Japanese journalist, who was connected live to the BBC News Hour studio yesterday, expected. In the evening, after the first round of voting, when the sad face of the Madrid journalist in the studio was added to the sad face of Jacques Rogge with the word “Tokyo”, the air of the studio suddenly turned to the Losers’ Club.
Turkey, which prepared the best before date, the election had the highest chance of Olympic lost cause? Or more importantly, how did Tokyo win the Olympics?
The Olympiad is a trust project above all, no matter how ready your facilities are, how striking your project is.
The presentations that Istanbul won in March during the Evaluation Committee of the International Olympic Committee, which affected both journalists and members of the delegation, the trust is given, unfortunately, have lost their effects somewhere in between. “Somewhere in between” the elephant in the room, which we all know, is the government’s response to Gezi protests.
At the beginning of June, when the state reacted most violently to Gezi protests, thousands of people gathered in Tokyo to protest nuclear energy, without anyone’s nose bleeding.
In addition to these elements, much like in a country like Brazil, Turkey, Turkey’s protest against the World Cup and Olympics projects very similar to the Olympic candidacy They were effective. Turkey’s 16.8 billion dollars, Madrid 9, 4 solid investment budget of Japan, an extremely dense form of polarized politics were combined with moderate risk. Eventually, Turkey’s candidacy, not because of the expensive lining the bottom of a possible nomination form.
Factors such as the fact that Japan is ready for a bank account of 4.4 billion dollars given as an investment budget, most of its facilities are ready, most of the new things are portable, Istanbul has no problem with transportation, which is described as technical weakness, and its technological advantage. IOC preferred Tokyo, which is more confident and risk-free compared to Istanbul, and which gives more confidence in Fukushima, which has been announced in the news published today.
Sports oriented approach
From a sporting perspective, it is noteworthy that Japan is the most sport-thinking country among the three candidates. Let us remind you again, that there was only one Tokyo in the promotional videos of the 3 candidate cities that you can understand that the Olympics is a sports organization.
Finally doping: a systematic history of the Olympics so far with Operacion Puerto doping in the face of a single Japanese athlete caught doping absence gives the impression of how sports doping in recent years Spain infected with exposed Turkey…