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I get impression alot of this is from Japanese government just trying to do whatever it can to hype "Brand Japan". Like they are also promoting Super Mario with the Olympics which is farcical, and I saw something about stunt pilot (aviation) involved in Olympic march despite that not being a real sport - sure, it's a skill, and competitive, but that's not a sport just like videogames aren't. But like somebody mentioned, who knows if real Olympics will actually happen due to COVID and Japanese mismanagement of that (not alone in that cateogory, of course). Even if it does formally "happen", it seems likely to be under conditions which few would consider a real Olympics.

Last edited by mutantsushi - on 25 April 2021