Tokyo Olympics Set New Dates For 2021

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, you don’t have to worry about missing the Olympic Games.

This year’s Tokyo Olympic Games have been re-scheduled, after first being postponed. The Olympics are now set to take place in July and August 2021. Summer Games will be held July 23, 2021 to Aug. 8, 2021 and the Paralympic Games will run Aug. 24th, 2021 to Sept. 5, 2021. 

This decision was made based on protecting both the athletes and everyone involved to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A conference call consisting of IOC president Thomas Bach, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko, Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko, and Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshiro allowed the decision to take place. Despite not being on the call, the Japanese Prime Minister has stressed for the games to take place no later than summer 2021. 

According to organizers, this postponement gives health authorities and everyone involved more than enough time to deal with the constant changes of the coronavirus outbreak. Even though these new dates are going to protect the people of the Olympic Games, this is expected to hurt the Japanese economy in 2020. It forecasts the games would create $6.4 billion in consumer demand and canceling them would dent the overall economy by $74 billion. 

With the Coronavirus pandemic restricting travel for many athletes, some athletes have already qualified for the Olympics and will not have to re-qualify for Tokyo 2021. “It has previously been confirmed that all athletes already qualified and quota places already assigned for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will remain unchanged. This is a result of the fact that these Olympic Games Tokyo, in agreement with Japan, will remain the Games of the XXXII Olympiad,” the IOC explained.

This is the first time in modern Olympic history that a pandemic has interrupted and suspended the games.

As far as coronavirus cases, Japan has 1,884 confirmed occurrences of the COVID-19 with 1,408 remaining active. 

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O.T. Genasis Praised For Heartwarming Birthday Post To Autistic Son

As O.T. Genasis and ex-girlfriend Malika Haqq welcomed the birth of their son Ace, the rapper also recently celebrated his first-born’s birthday. The Long Beach artist took to Instagram to share a touching message to his son “Lil Gen” to honor him on his special day. “Happy 10th birthday 🎂 🎁 🍰 Lil Gen … I was broke when I had you..Tryna figure life out runnin da streets,” he shared in the caption. “Being at my lowest point and having a child with ‘Autism’ but it never tore me down.Now we best friends and our lives changed.I love you son #Mybestfriend #mydawg #myfirstborn 💙 🧩.”

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Years ago, O.T. sat down for an interview with The Breakfast Club and talked about his personal life. He spoke about his son’s autism and becoming an advocate after learning about the condition. “I gotta make sure all the time that my son is straight,” he said back then. He added that the mother of his son doesn’t have to work and he’s thankful for that, but other families raising autistic children have nine to five jobs and can’t “work on early intervention.”

The rapper also previously admitted that when he found out that his son was autistic, he “was in denial.” However, O.T. Genasis said he learned how uniquely gifted his son is with numbers and other interests, something that fascinates him as a father. Check out his birthday post to his son below.

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Cardi B’s Plans To Launch GoFundMe For “Tiger King” Joe Exotic Shut Down

Joe Exotic is winning over the hearts of Netflix users ever since Tiger King launched, especially some of the biggest celebrities. Cardi B is among those who’ve expressed their support for the incarcerated tiger owner who was jailed for his alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire plot. Cardi hit Twitter over the weekend after watching the docuseries to call out Carole Baskins and champion Joe Exotic. “Bout to start a gofundme account for Joe .He shall be free,” she tweeted before adding, “I Stan him…Leave me alone.”

Her plans to launch a GoFundMe account for him have been shut down, though. A GoFundMe rep confirmed to TMZ that, per their terms and agreements, they do not allow their platform to be used to raise funds for inmates convicted of violent crimes. Exotic was ultimately convicted for animal-related crimes as well as a murder-for-hire plot to murder the Tiger King antagonist, Carole Baskins.

Apparently, a page was actually launched under Cardi B’s name and raised $100. GoFundMe has since pulled the fundraising page and refunded the money to the donor(s).

Though the GoFundMe page may have been shut down, Joe Exotic has filed a near $100M lawsuit against the federal government alleging that he’s a victim of discrimination and was falsely arrested and imprisoned. We’ll keep you updated on any more developments surrounding his case.

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Kidd Kidd – Abbreviated

Spending the past few months in the studio, Kidd Kidd delivers a new hip-hop/rap single called ‘Abbreviated’. Hooking the listeners in with lyrical depth and a relatable message surrounding loving what’s yours.

To stay updated with Kidd follow his social platforms:
https://www.instagram.com/kiddkiddrllnr9
http://www.twitter.com/itskiddkidd
https://soundcloud.com/kiddkidd_official
https://vm.tiktok.com/GjAjU7/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz_FdSUm343vi5UPW-_iTTQ
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