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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Tokyo Olympics Postponement Edition

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The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan have been postponed until 2021. Among the many on Team USA affected by the decision, two are Kentucky Wildcats.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

The big sporting news of today is that the 2020 Summer Olympic games have been officially posponed as of just a few minutes ago. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike jointly proposed a one year postponement of the games to the International Olympic Committee, and the Executive Board is meeting now to approve the decision, which is apparently fait accompli.

What has not yet been widely discussed is what will happen to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Will they be moved and subsequent Olympics held on odd years, or will this just be a one-of-a-kind one year winter-summer separation? I suspect probably the latter, unless we have to relive this public nightmare again next year. Let’s all hope and pray that’s unnecessary.

Unfortunately, the decision to cancel the Olympics could negatively affect two Kentucky Wildcats, Mary Tucker and Will Shanner, both of the UK rifle team, perennially one of the best in the nation. Both made Team USA and were expected to participate. We have no idea if that is something that will be subject to change now that the games have been officially postponed.

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What a fun spectator sport that would be! And hey, we have to get our sports fix where we can these days ...

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