Mounting criticism against the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Mounting criticism against the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Dear Friends,

Please allow me to send you this message that reminds us of the problems
confronting the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.

We can grasp distinctly the spirit of the Olympic Charter is being neglected
as regards the political utilization of the Olympic Games.
Relevant prescriptions are as follows.
“The Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team
events and not between countries” (Chapter 1, clause6).
“The IOC and the OCOG shall not draw up any global ranking” (Chapter 5,
clause 57).

A special treatment of 5 years grace period, accorded to the limitation of
overtime work in consideration of the Olympic Games, has caused a tragedy
concerning the construction of the Olympic National Stadium. A newly
employed worker has recently committed a suicide due to overwork. His latest
monthly work time registered 200 hours surpassing the newly established
limit of 100 hours. This 5 years grace period must be abolished as soon as

A glance at the attached articles criticizing the Tokyo Olympic Games 2010
published in Japanese newspapers will be sufficient to understand the new
trend of the public opinion in Japan.The first criticizes holding the Games
in intensisive heat.The second is the similar warning by the Mainichi News
Paper, one of the 4 sponsorng major news papers.The temperature being expected to
surpass 34 degrees C. by then, it points out serious dangers of heatstrokes,not
only for the athletes,but also for spectators and volunteers.

Moreover, the same trend can be observed internationally, as evidenced by
the following article.…07…/why-no-one-wants-the-olympics

I am convinced all the problems boil down to one question; Can the “under
control” assertion be still be trusted?

With highest and warmest regards,

Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland
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Dear Friends,

I am sending you my message addressed to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.

Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

From: mitsu
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 2:44 PM

Dear President Thomas Bach,

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