The biggest sporting event in the world is just around the corner as athletes are now preparing to head to Tokyo for the Olympic games after the delay last year, and although there was uncertainty around whether or not the event would go ahead the persistence from the IOC has stated that cancelling the games was out of the question. Punters will certainly have a lot to be excited for too, although they won’t be able to attend the games there are plenty of betting options online like here at Casino Genie and some of the bigger events at the games will certainly draw a lot of eyes – but with changes being made, what can be expected from the Olympics?
First and foremost, will be the fact that a recent change has meant there will no longer be any fans in attendance, initially the rules stipulated that domestic fans may be able to attend so whilst visitor numbers may have been lower there would have been a presence, but now it has been confirmed that all seats be empty. It has been seen across other sports over the past eighteen months how some athletes thrive in these conditions and others don’t do so well, so it’ll certainly be something to keep an eye out for as there could be some big upsets for those who thrive more with an audience around than those who don’t.
We’ve also already seen how some athletes are starting to pull out too, whilst some have been expected as we get closer to the start date we may see some more, particularly as there have been talks about those not getting tested or those not getting vaccinated which may take the choice out of their hands – it would be expected that all of the biggest names will be there particularly those looking to become more decorated with gold medals, but will certainly be something to keep an eye out for as those unable to attend could have just as big an impact in the overall standings come the end of the event.
Other than that the only other big difference is that there are a few more events that have been added with the likes of surfing, skateboarding, sports climbing, and Karate making their way to Tokyo, as well as old favourites like Baseball which had been at the games in 2008 in the Olympics in Beijing, and more to watch is never a bad thing – the games will run from July 23rd through to August 8th, so they’ll be plenty of sporting entertainment to watching, and hopefully some of your favourite athletes can pull in a big win and capture more medals too.
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