Leave it Canadian and longest-serving member of the IOC, Dick Pound, to call for a cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Dick Pound has long been on the IOC acting as a doping cop heading up the World Anti Doping Agency at the same time. Not only does Mr. Pound have the greatest name in sports history, (Richard), he’s as pragmatic and level headed as they come.
Dick pound is responsible for banning Russia for doping in Sochi, and he has been the most vocal anti-doping critic in modern history won’t take your shit. Dick’s batting around the idea of cancelling the 2020 Winter Olympics as Tokyo is starting to deal with the Pandemic that’s slowly creeping around the world, and he says they only have three months to make that decision.
IOC member Dick Pound says Tokyo Olympic organizers have until late May to see if the virus is under control. If not, “you’re probably looking at a cancellation.” https://t.co/e90SS6Px8B
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) February 25, 2020
According to the reaction to this story, people are amazed that there’s a man working for the IOC with the name Dick Pound.
I wonder if Dick Pound and Dick Swett hang out at all… pic.twitter.com/p11bBBejM5
— Jeremy Belcher (@belcher_jeremy) February 25, 2020
what girls really want
some Dick Pound pic.twitter.com/KIAn4idHZG
— winky (@blinkywinky_) February 25, 2020
Dick Pound has entered the motherfucking chat https://t.co/r6N734EvFK
— S M A R F (@ColeyMick) February 25, 2020
I haven’t seen one tweet that debates the seriousness of cancelling the Olympics due to the #coronavirus outbreak. Not one. Instead, the rest of the Twitterverse is tweeting in disbelief, that someone named Dick Pound exists.
That’s what I’m here for.
Longest member Dick Pound. Can’t make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/jaVi2KUaxP
— mo (@labubbakeith) February 25, 2020
Dick Pound is telling the Tokyo organizers to think long and hard about this or the Olympics is going to get shafted https://t.co/kJc3BwyEAs
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 25, 2020
Listen, Dick Pound is a 77-year-old lawyer who has had plenty of time to go with Richard so I can’t chastise any of you for throwing ‘Dick Pound’ around like Mac & Cheese in a High School Cafeteria. He knows exactly what his name means and he’s probably enjoying hearing and seeing other people use his name in the news (Like we all would).
If I’m Dick Pound, I would try to get into news cycles more often. His name is trending over #COVID-19 which may cancel the Olympic games because inside, we are all 12 years old which is sooooo childish.
Dick Pound’s warning here should erect some concern. https://t.co/Yef9qVyCrK
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 25, 2020
The bottom line for Dick? Unless Japan can get both hands around big Dick’s concerns and stem the outbreak of the virus, Dick’s pulling out of Tokyo to prevent one big deadly boner.
Dick Pound’s stiff upper lip should be looked at like a steady hand on the (Dutch) Rudder as Dick’s length of service is longer than any other member.
Dick diving into the protective health of ALL Olympic athletes is a real stroke of kindness. You should get on your knees to thank Dick Pound for possibly saving the lives of millions. If he can penetrate the IOC’s stubbornness with some solid facts, Dick might be the only thing between us and slow painful death.
Here’s to hoping Dick Pound can help stop the spread of the virus before we have to watch Team Handball for 6 hours on a Saturday this summer.