Sport This rhythmic horse stole the show during dressage event at the Tokyo Olympics
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In fact, throughout Tokyo, “2020” is everywhere. Because the 2021 Olympics are, officially, the 2020 Olympics. “There are many reasons,” a Tokyo organizing committee source told Yahoo Sports. One of them, he said, was that “last year in March, torches, medals, other branding items, and merchandise were already being made using the name ‘Tokyo 2020’ and a name change would have meant additional costs.” Maintaining the ‘Tokyo 2020’ brand In other words, Olympic organizers had already committed millions upon millions of dollars to the "Tokyo 2020" brand.
One horse is taking the Internet by storm following an equestrian dressage event, where he showed off his rhythm at the Tokyo Olympics.
Team USA’s four-time Olympian Steffen Peters and his horse Suppenkasper (or Mopsi) have gone viral following the dressage Grand Prix Freestyle individual final, which is basically the riders and horses dancing to music while incorporating some tricks into the mix.
Mopsi stole the show with his uncanny rhythm as he danced to an upbeat mix, which has garnered Mopsi the moniker of “rave horse.” Mopsi and Peters scored 80.968, earning them 10th place in the event final just one day after winning the silver medal as part of the team dressage for the United States.
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Sporting News breaks down everything you need to know about the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, including locations, venues and more.The 2021 Olympics, delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will finally take place from July 23 through Aug. 8 in Tokyo, even as the pandemic continues to take its toll not just on the sports world, but the world at large. Indeed, the 2021 Olympics — including the opening and closing ceremonies — will be held without spectators amid growing coronavirus numbers in Japan.
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Tokyo Olympics cost $15.4 billion. What else could that buy? .
TOKYO (AP) — The official price tag for the Tokyo Olympics in $15.4 billion, which a University of Oxford study says is the most expensive on record. What else could those billions buy? The ballpark figure for building a 300-bed hospital in Japan in $55 million. So you could put up almost 300 of these. The average elementary school in Japan costs about $13 million. For that price, you get 1,200 schools. A quick search finds a Boeing 747 is priced at roughly $400 million. Voila: 38 jumbo jets for the cost of the Tokyo Olympics.The point is, Olympic Games are costly and may bump aside other priorities.