Well attended European Championship finals, Tokyo Olympics as Ghost Games – anyone who wants to understand it. Javelin thrower Johannes Vetter gets the honest word about the scam.
London – Scenes that seem unreal. In the foreground, the protagonists interview each other at a distance of 15 meters and with an extended microphone, while in the background the audience lies together and cheers. Topless, full of stars, drunk with joy – there’s never been a better invitation to Delta Edition. Thanks for EM 2021.
While most people hold back, EM once again shows that money is all about health. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin strongly defended that spectators are infected with the coronavirus: “Teams behave in a highly professional manner. We are also very strict in the stadium, and when I hear politicians saying that people were infected at games without any evidence, I am a little disappointed. Suspicious statements from association officials are not uncommon these days. Those infected in Scotland or Finland who are most likely to be outside stadiums will be swept under the carpet.
EM 2021, Olympia 2021: spectators, no spectators – yes, what exactly?
The absurdity culminates in the fact that the Olympic Games take place without spectators. While the Delta version joins hands in the European Championship final at an almost full Wembley Stadium, spectators are banned in Japan. “It looks like a concert without guests that is only broadcast online,” Dagmar Freitag said in an interview with our publishing house, Münchner Merkur / Tees (read here): “It’s a special atmosphere and the Olympics. And that’s the core spirit of the Paralympic Games. The utterly ad hoc absurdity should be obvious to everyone.”
The chairman of the Bundestag sports committee wanted the Tokyo Games (July 23 to August 8) to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The current provisions to completely abandon the audience are at least a sensible approach from the standpoint of the pandemic,” Freitag said.
While the German Olympic team made a lot of sense, other athletes lose their appetite for the Games. So said Australian Nick Kyrgios as the next tennis star. “The idea of playing in front of empty stadiums doesn’t suit me. He never has,” he wrote on social media. Tennis superstars Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Serena Williams (USA) will also be absent from Tokyo.
Olympic favorite Johannes Vetter finds clear word against EM 2021
Javelin ace Johannes Vetter couldn’t resist at least one swipe. A statement that explains proportionality. “The Olympics without at least some spectators is a shame. When it comes to all-father football, this again shows that other laws apply,” said the gold favorite in Sport 1. Just imagine, cousin hits the spear, the farthest throws, the gold medal. A goal for which he has been working for five years – and you can only hear clapping from those responsible. A sad scenario.
On Saturday, he also shared a post on Instagram – from the satirical page Wumms.
The extent to which this will be possible in view of the hygiene measures not yet fully clarified at the site is still in the stars. SPD politicians on Friday considered the concept “hardly possible” to actually be safe for thousands of athletes from all regions of the world. Bob Hanning, the vice president of the handball team, assured despite all the uncertainties: “Our team will do our best to please people in front of the TV.”
With the prospect of an upcoming TV Games, the mood was dampened when the torch arrived in Tokyo on Friday. By now, at the latest, it should be clear even to the last optimist: The huge Olympic party, as originally planned by the Japanese, has been cancelled. (digit with SID) * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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