Tokyo Olympics Skepticism Especially in Japan: Survey |  Olympic News

Tokyo Olympics Skepticism Especially in Japan: Survey | Olympic News

The decision to reschedule the 2020 Tokyo Olympics faces skepticism around the world among the host nation, according to a global survey released on Tuesday. In Japan, 22 percent believed that the Games should be organized, according to a survey conducted by the international market research company IPSOS. Only South Korea was less enthusiastic at 14 percent. IPSOS surveyed 19,510 adults from 28 countries about the delayed Covid-19 games from May 21 to June 4 from July 23 to August 8.

The questions sought to measure the level of support for the event, which was delayed last year, as well as the pandemic to the coronavirus, as well as the level of interest in the Olympics and individual sports and the role of the individual. Games are played.

On average, 43 percent agreed that the Games should move forward, led by Turkey, where 71 percent are favorites, followed by Saudi Arabia with 66 percent.

The Russians were the most demanding nation in Europe at 61 percent, even though their national flag and anthem were banned at the Games.

The numbers were higher when asked if the Olympics would provide “an important opportunity to unite the world after the Pandemic.”

In Turkey and Saudi Arabia, 81 percent have accepted it. It was 31 percent in Japan.

Of the 28 countries surveyed, India had the greatest interest in the Olympics; 70 percent said they were “interested” or “very interested”. It was the lowest in Belgium, at 28 percent, and South Korea, at 30 percent.

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Japan and France were slightly more bizarre, with 32 percent each.

Football and athletics were the two most popular sports, although there were regional differences.

For example, 38 percent in China chose table tennis and 63 percent in Malaysia said they liked badminton, a sport that had no votes in Peru, Mexico and Chile.

The idea of ​​the Olympics remains popular. More than half of respondents in all countries said they believe that “the Olympics encourage tomorrow’s generation to participate in the sport,” with China at 92 percent to Germany at 52 percent.

There were major national differences in asserting that “too much nationalism is visible at the Olympics”.

The nations of Europe and the United States are growing happy with jingoism at the Games. Only 31% of Poles admitted that there was too much nationalism. The number was less than 40 percent among Swedes, Americans, Germans and Britons.


80 percent of Saudi Arabs, Turks, Indians, Malaysians and Brazilians now had doubts about nationalism.

The survey collected data from 28 countries: 11 in Europe, eight in the Americas, seven in Asia and South Africa and Australia.

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