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Tokyo 2020 is for early birds

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Tokyo 2020 is for early birds

The money of the American tv channel NBC and the fear of a wave determine the agenda of the Olympic Games.

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Koen Naert must be in Tokyo early to get started. belgaimage

Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 is for early birds

The money of the American tv channel NBC and the fear of a wave determine the agenda of the Olympic Games.

Hans Jacobs

BrusselDe olympic calendar of Tokyo 2020 is since yesterday officially. And very logical it all seems.
Pal to 6 a.m. may European marathon master Koen Naert next year to his olympic 42,2 km start. That means, of course, a few hours earlier from the springs. Not practical, but doable, according to Naert. He finds it easier to it to adapt, for example, of the marathon at the world CHAMPIONSHIP athletics this year in Doha, which to midnight begins and to which he probably fits.

Prime time

The matineuze marathon is just one of the many morning olympic finals and olympic trials, because in Tokyo they are the heat wave of last year are not forgotten. At the end of July, beginning of August is always schroeiend is called in the Japanese capital, but in 2018 reached the temperature there all time to 41,1 degrees. But why play the American Dream Team for the olympic basketbaltitel – we assume that they are anyway in the final – than to godbetert 8 o’clock in the morning? Because the room is cooled.

That has everything to do with the American tv channel NBC. That has been the olympic rights-holder, docking a small billion per Olympic Games down and should in return quite a break in the olympic zendschema. And what does an American tv channel? The sports in America are popular program in American prime-time – morning in Tokyo.

Koen Naert his marathon viewing? To 6 hours from the springs. Basketfinale of the Dream Team dvd? Get up to 8 hours

One consolation: it can always be even more gruesome. See to Rio 2016, the previous Play. There holds Pieter Timmers silver medal at the 100m free in the middle of the night. Months in advance, went to the Belgian swimmers later, sleep and train, and they experimented with a lichttherapiebril to their biorhythm to shift. All zwemfinales found in Rio untold shows, because those hours are now once matched with the American primetime. This time it is vice versa: the strings are in the evening – but not so hugely late as in Rio and the finals in the morning.

Spicy

Also the schedule of olympic champion, son of Thiam is something more ‘human’ than in Rio: on 5 and 6 August, she starts to 9.35 pm and ends at 21.20 hours. In Rio, it was night when they triumphed, with only a few hours of rest between the two days.

Also very spicy: assume that the Borlées would participate in the mixed 4x400m relay and the 400m and the 4x400m relay, they would be seven to 400 meters should walk in eight days (assuming that they are the final of the 400m reach). That is impractical and an inevitable handicap compared to countries with a larger pond to 400-meterlopers.

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