The Votes are In..

The Votes are In..

23 May shonakamori 2 Comments »

…and this year’s World Championships will continue to be in Tokyo!

After discussing the post earthquake/tsunami condition in Japan, the FIG finally decided that it would be safe enough for the Japanese Gymnastics Association to continue and host the World Championships in October.

Frankly, I would’ve been pretty upset if the competition got handed to a different country.  From what I’ve heard from friends and relatives in Japan, there is currently nothing wrong in Tokyo.  People are going about their daily lives and no radiation effects are present in that part of the country.

I’m glad that Japan will be able to play host to the World Championships.  It’ll be a great morale booster for the Japanese people, especially after what they’ve been having to deal with over the last couple of months.

I’m currently busting my tail with the hopes of being part of the US team!

2011 Worlds in Japan!

By the way, I found the above picture to be funny.  I first saw it on my friend’s facebook page.  The funny part about it is that it shows the Golden Pavilion which is located in Kyoto, a city that takes several hours to get to from Tokyo even by riding the bullet train.  It’s almost like showing the Statue of Liberty for a competition that’s going to be held in San Francisco :)

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2 Comments on “ The Votes are In.. ”

  1. Tomoko May 24, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Yes, I saw the picture on the USA Gymnastics website.
    It made me laugh a lot. They think Tokyo and Kyoto are close, and Fukushima, too… ?

    Anyway, Tokyo is safe.

  2. shonakamori May 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    glad to hear that tokyo is safe! and yes, the picture was really funny to me also :)

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