#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: Cancelling the Olympics - a look at what's at stake

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games logo is seen in Tokyo on January 28, 2021.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games logo is seen in Tokyo on January 28, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

#GameOfTwoHalves Ep 119: What is the impact of cancelling the Olympics

14:28 mins

Synopsis:  #GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.

This week, sports correspondent David Lee, assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath and sports reporter Deepanraj Ganesan look at the possible scenario of the Tokyo Olympics being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and the consequences for its various stakeholders.

They also look at the differing fortunes of the two Manchester clubs who have eyes on the English Premier League title, before discussing the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup draw that involved three Singaporean teams - Tampines Rovers, Lion City Sailors and Geylang International.

They discuss the following:

1. What do the Olympics mean to sports fans? (0:54)

2. What is at stake if the Olympics are held or not? (4:00)

3. What is wrong with Manchester United? (8:50)

4. Is it going to be a damage-limiting exercise for Tampines Rovers in the AFC Champions League? (11:00)

5. How far can the Singaporean teams progress in the AFC Cup? (12:50)

Produced by: David Lee (davidlee@sph.com.sg)

Edited by: Penelope Lee

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