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#121 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 06:15 AM

The over-arching theme of sports in 2021, based on the vaccine timeline, is that winter and spring leagues and events are in trouble while summer and fall events stand a far ­better chance of taking place.

That is exemplified by the announcement that the 32nd Times Colonist 10K will be staged ­virtually April 16-25.


https://www.timescol...pril-1.24262867




that and swiftsure two things killed more or less for 2 straight years. I guess junior hockey is in that boat too.

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#122 LJ

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 08:58 PM

What about the Olympics chances?


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#123 spanky123

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 12:50 PM

What about the Olympics chances?

 

If the Olympics only feature Asian countries then 100%. 0% for anything more fullsome.

 

Best case scenario in Canada is 50% vaccinated by September and that is highly suspect. the WHO has already come out and said that global lockdowns should continue until everyone is vaccinated which will likely by mid-2022. Perhaps if any leader anywhere would be willing to publicly state the endgame I might be convinced otherwise. 



#124 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 06:37 AM

The original Royal Victoria ­Marathon logo featured a crowned king running in robes. If it were to be revived, it might fittingly feature a picture of Michael J. Fox superimposed because the event is going back to the future.

It will again be titled the Royal Victoria Marathon, its name of 31 years, before it became the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon in 2011. ­Losing its title sponsor does not threaten the event, say ­organizers.


https://www.timescol...ways-1.24269257


The biggest question facing the Victoria Marathon Society, following the 2020 cancellation due to the pandemic, is not whether the race will go ahead in 2021 but in what manner on Oct. 10. With all Canadians who want a vaccination likely to have one by the fall, live sports is projected to return by late summer and fall.

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#125 Barrrister

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 08:14 AM

I really would not plan on things opening up by this October. A number of the EU countries are waking up to the fact that the vaccine is being shipped out of the EU instead of being used in the EU. 



#126 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 08:26 AM

I really would not plan on things opening up by this October. A number of the EU countries are waking up to the fact that the vaccine is being shipped out of the EU instead of being used in the EU.



we do not need to get anywhere remotely near to “everyone” vaccinated to see a massive drop in deaths and hospitalizations.

#127 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 10:43 AM

I think that's Cleve's clunkiest opening paragraph.


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#128 marks_28

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 01:20 PM

No just 8,500

 

How are 8,500 people supposed to run on a track at the same time?



#129 todd

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 09:59 AM

How are 8,500 people supposed to run on a track at the same time?

Why do they need to do it all at once?

#130 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 10:00 AM

Why do they need to do it all at once?

 

 

 

that's the most effective way to slow down the earth's rotation.


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#131 todd

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 10:37 AM

To be fair I don’t like to run in the daytime and would probably collapse before I get to the finish line.

#132 marks_28

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 03:29 PM

Why do they need to do it all at once?

 

Well, it is a race... 

 

And what is the other option, start 8,000 people in 10 min staggered starts on a track? Although to be fair, they'd be lucky to get 100 people to sign up for that.

 

Sure, let's do that, and not promote tourism to our beautiful city, and all the $ to local business', because some public roads might be closed for a few hours once a year.


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#133 Barrrister

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 03:38 PM

You dont want to close down the roads to the bicycles, let them run indoors.



#134 todd

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 04:37 PM

Well, it is a race... 
 
And what is the other option, start 8,000 people in 10 min staggered starts on a track? Although to be fair, they'd be lucky to get 100 people to sign up for that.
 
Sure, let's do that, and not promote tourism to our beautiful city, and all the $ to local business', because some public roads might be closed for a few hours once a year.


I think the concern is that you might get a disease.

#135 todd

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 05:09 PM

That being said if I had a big donor for my charity..

#136 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 04:35 AM

mods:  this thread title can revert to previous name.

 

 

 

 

Royal Victoria Marathon not ruling out live race in October

 

https://www.timescol...ober-1.24286759



 



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