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As Fukushima Radiation Rages, Tokyo Awarded Bid to Host 2020 Summer Olympics, Hilariously Named the 'Safe Games'

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How, exactly, is it safe to host the Olympics in a nation which absolutely no workable evacuation routes from a nuclear facility on the verge of collapsing into another deadly radiation release?

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Past Member (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:20 am
I think this is a silly idea when they do not know the level of contamination out there Its not fair to the people who are going to participate

Ben O (232)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:33 am
It's perfectly safe, so was Chernobyl...
(Attention! Sarcasm!)

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:02 pm
When this was announced, I wondered if I heard right. How can anybody know what is going to happen in Japan, especially with a nuclear facility on the verge of collapsing?? Bad choice!!!

Kit B (276)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:02 pm

Ummm! Does this really makes sense with the current news about Fukushima? I wonder how many Japanese will be finding another place to live.

Christine Boddington (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:57 pm
The contamination, ongoing related illness and impact on the environment are still stongly visibe following Chernobyl 25 years later....So where is the wisdom in the decsion or has financial greed addled the senses.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:47 pm
Wonder how big their risk management plan will be.

Michael Wecke (9)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:56 pm
Whoever rated Japan suitable for the Summer Olympics must have missed out on the SHE (Safety, Health, Environment) class for "Hazard Identification". AND - If drinking alcohol there doesn't kill you, the water might!
How bad were the other contenders that made radioactivity so attractive? Wouldn't and won't see me there!!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:13 pm

Katie & Bill D (111)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:21 pm
Amazes me they deny any danger!! These are top athletes and sure don't want any health problems!
Will keep up on this!! Wow!
Thank You

GGmaSAway D (192)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:06 pm
Visitors and athletes have to be very careful - can't drink the water, can't shower or bathe in it either. Can't eat any fish...are anything grown using the water. Best just to say don't eat anything that glows. Wonder if they'll have to bring their own water and food...

Frances Darcy (208)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:51 am
Ben and Wendi ... I LOVE IT ...

. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:15 am
They should hold the Olympics somewhere else so our athletes don't get exposed to radiation sickness.

Barry AWAY T (938)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:22 am
Roll. the dice. CLose your eyes. Hope for the best. If all goes well, then you can say "Look, we told you it was safe ..." If things go badly, blame someone else.

. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:33 am
the radiation leaks are so bad, hundreds of pets have been left to starve to death

Vicki M (28)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:04 am
noted and shared

S S (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:47 am
Thank you.

David Menard (43)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:02 pm
If they had integrity the would have withdrawn their olympic host bid. Come compete get irradiated. Its not bad enough that they are making the whole pacific radioactive unreal

Roger G (154)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:08 pm
noted, thanks

Carlene V (202)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:21 pm
Money in their pockets so they can build more facilities like the one that went down. Who on the Olympic Committee thought Japan was the best place for the Olympics? How much money, gifts, trips, etc. changed hands on this disastrous vote?

Isabelle J (81)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:24 pm
The "Dr. Fullashita" part is very funny ! Weird decision !

Karen Chestney (112)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:09 pm
This is an ire-responsible choice and just plain stupid.

Klaus Peters (14)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:54 am
Is this called brainwashing or ignorance?

Michael C (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:43 pm
Abe lied about Fukushima and the IOC ate up! And he used a member of Japan's Imperial Family to help him--a violation of article 4 of Japan's Constitution! Tokyo DOESN'T DESERVE the Olympics!!

Madrid or Istanbul should have won!!

Michael C (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:44 pm
Abe lied about Fukushima and the IOC ate up! And he used a member of Japan's Imperial Family to help him--a violation of article 4 of Japan's Constitution! Tokyo DOESN'T DESERVE the Olympics!!

Madrid or Istanbul should have won!!

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:08 pm
I was hoping Madrid would win.
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