Thanks for your comments. This is a difficult topic, and to be honest, I’m still not really sure what I think about it. As some of you mentioned, the government has already spent a lot of money on the bid, but if Tokyo is chosen, they are going to have to spend even more.
I know what Kattie means about the “feel good” factor that hit the UK last year, but now that the Olympics have finished, it seems like things are basically just back to normal. It seems like an awful lot of money to achieve such a short-term result.
Actually, I lost interest in the Olympics a few years ago. The bidding process is very obviously corrupt, and the event itself now seems to be more about the sponsors than the athletes. On top of that, we now have all kinds of ridiculous sports (like soccer and tennis) included, which makes the whole thing a bit of a farce as far as I am concerned. Anyway, I suppose we will find out in a few weeks what the result of the bid will be. Even if it comes to Tokyo, though, I certainly won’t be going.
Here is some feedback on your comments.
I wish I could read faster.
and I never want it to fail this time.
and I really don’t want it to fail this time.
I wonder how many new houses could have been built for people in Tohoku living in temporary accommodation with the money.
There is some truth in this, too, but the point is that how much they will be able to enjoy the benefits in reality.
Nice sentence, but “… but the question / issue is how much ….”
First, I agreed on Tokyo’s Olympic Bid
At first, I agreed with Tokyo’s Olympic bid.
YU has a point!
Tokyo wasn’t elected before, so why again?
Tokyo wasn’t chosen before, so why is it bidding again?
I’ll be really angry if they don’t actually win(?) the bid and host the Olympics
“Win the bid” is quite natural.
Anyway, they’re talking about 2020, and that’s going to be seven years later.
…, and that’s seven years from now. (A-Z: later / after)
I finished reading ‘Outliers’ last night, and thank you for introducing such a great book.
If you liked “Outliers,” you would love “The Tipping Point.”
and the arguement about “the cultural differences and plane crashes” and “rice paddies and math abilities” was especially impressive.
… was especially convincing.
Oh, you’ve already finished reading,haven’t you!?
Oh, you’ve already finished, have you? (A-Z: tag questions)
If I remember correctly, I think both Nagoya and Osaka failed to bid for the Olympics in the past, especially it was not so long ago that Osaka failed it.
Do you mean “failed in their bids”? That means they bid but were not chosen. If you say “failed to bid,” it means they didn’t try.
I was quite relieved that it wasn’t about a Japanese airline company because I’m sure that Japan is one of those high PDI countries which means we tend to use mitigated expressions when we talk to seniors or superiors.
I can’t remember the details, but I’m sure there was a crash in Tokyo Bay that happened because a junior copilot was scared to tell his “senpai” pilot that he was doing something wrong.
I’d rather to say that I don’t want the Olympics to be held in Japan.
Personally, I don’t want the Olympics to be held in Japan.
The doctor said that I have an allergy to Japanese cedar.
Welcome to the club!
As Biwa said, lobbying is very important other than how IOC members evaluate each country’s report.
Well, lobbying and bribery!
Your talk about “Outliers” make me curious day by day!
Your discussion about “Outliers” made me curious. (You can’t use “day by day” here.)
Maybe I should say “I realized that~~~”, because I actually went through a looking-up-the-dictionary process this time.
You could use either “noticed” or “realised” here.
That’s it for today. I’m off to a party at the 留学生会館 now. I can’t remember my official title, but I am the teacher representative on the committee this year.
Have a great weekend, and let me know if you have any questions.