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Ask ?Kiki? Caron for her memories of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the silver medalist, French star at the time, will tell you a little about swimming, and a lot about Japan. ?I almost caused a diplomatic incident! “, remembers Christine by her first name, then 16 years old. In question, an intrusion into the lodge of a “To be untouchable”, there: Emperor Hirohito, at the National Olympic Stadium, during the athletics events.

?I wanted to see Bob Hayes’ 100 meters [champion olympique et ancien recordman du monde de la discipline] and I was afraid of missing it, so I ran to get into a lodge. “ Without knowing who it belonged to. ?There was security already, of course, but maybe not as much as it is now. Guards eventually took me out. “

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Two decades after the Second World War, the atmosphere in the Olympic Village is “The party permanently” and a form of recklessness, assures Jacqueline Gaugey-Brisepierre, 75 years old. The Frenchwoman then took part in artistic gymnastics competitions. For the opening of its first Summer Games, Japan wanted ?An astonishing and grandiose ceremony?. The gymnast still has in mind, ” like it was yesterday “, this Olympic flame. To wear it, a young man born on August 6, 1945, the day of the bombing of Hiroshima by the American air force. In the air, “Five air force planes traced the five Olympic rings”.

“Equipment that did not exist in France”

For the first time, the Games, in which officially no professional athlete participates, have the right to be broadcast on mondovision television. ” Every day, remembers Kiki Caron, 73 years old today. A postal bag of letters was waiting for me at the entrance to the Olympic Village. ” The high school student is enjoying life and the twist in the Olympic Village. ?There was a sort of nightclub. A very good-natured atmosphere. When I finished my tests, I was allowed to go. “ Between athletes, discussions are often held in English. ?We understood each other. “

The French delegation has several points of reference, such as the presence on site of journalist Georges de Caunes, famous voice of the ORTF, responsible for publishing for the occasion a mini-newspaper for the Blues. And that “Of French cooks [leur] making food “, also recalls the former judoka Jacques Le Berre, 83 years old. At the time, the French teams were still largely male; 120 men, 22 women. All countries combined, there are barely 13% of women among all participants.

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Ask ?Kiki? Caron for her memories of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the silver medalist, French star at the time, will tell you a little about swimming, and a lot about Japan. ?I almost caused a diplomatic incident! “, remembers Christine by her first name, then 16 years old. In question, an intrusion into the lodge of a “To be untouchable”, there: Emperor Hirohito, at the National Olympic Stadium, during the athletics events.

?I wanted to see Bob Hayes’ 100 meters [champion olympique et ancien recordman du monde de la discipline] and I was afraid of missing it, so I ran to get into a lodge. “ Without knowing who it belonged to. ?There was security already, of course, but maybe not as much as it is now. Guards eventually took me out. “

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also The cult of Olympism, Japan’s revenge on history

Two decades after the Second World War, the atmosphere in the Olympic Village is “The party permanently” and a form of recklessness, assures Jacqueline Gaugey-Brisepierre, 75 years old. The Frenchwoman then took part in artistic gymnastics competitions. For the opening of its first Summer Games, Japan wanted ?An astonishing and grandiose ceremony?. The gymnast still has in mind, ” like it was yesterday “, this Olympic flame. To wear it, a young man born on August 6, 1945, the day of the bombing of Hiroshima by the American air force. In the air, “Five air force planes traced the five Olympic rings”.

“Equipment that did not exist in France”

For the first time, the Games, in which officially no professional athlete participates, have the right to be broadcast on mondovision television. ” Every day, remembers Kiki Caron, 73 years old today. A postal bag of letters was waiting for me at the entrance to the Olympic Village. ” The high school student is enjoying life and the twist in the Olympic Village. ?There was a sort of nightclub. A very good-natured atmosphere. When I finished my tests, I was allowed to go. “ Between athletes, discussions are often held in English. ?We understood each other. “

The French delegation has several points of reference, such as the presence on site of journalist Georges de Caunes, famous voice of the ORTF, responsible for publishing for the occasion a mini-newspaper for the Blues. And that “Of French cooks [leur] making food “, also recalls the former judoka Jacques Le Berre, 83 years old. At the time, the French teams were still largely male; 120 men, 22 women. All countries combined, there are barely 13% of women among all participants.

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Asked to the Japanese Parliament a few weeks ago on the reason for maintaining the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games despite the risks associated with the Covid-19 health crisis, Yoshihide Suga launched into a vibrant account of the joy that ‘he had felt a teenager during the 1964 Games. Eluding the question, the Prime Minister played on the image of these Olympics which remain for the Japanese a pivotal moment in their history: their country, defeated and humiliated at the end of the World War II, raised its head and recovered its honor by renewing its “Global simultaneity”, in the words of the philosopher Kojin Karatani.

It was tempting for the leaders of the beginning of the XXIe century of seeking to resuscitate this almost unanimous euphoria to celebrate the « Japan is back » launched in 2013 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, proclaiming the end of a long period of stagnation in the Archipelago. Tokyo applied for the 2016 Olympics in 2009, but they went to Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Abe returned to the charge a few months after the triple disaster of March 2011 (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident at the Fukushima plant). This time it was a question of turning the page on these disasters. Tokyo won the Games but the Covid-19 epidemic was to shatter the ideal scenario imagined to give way to the fear of a new wave of contamination thanks to the event. The magic of the Games no longer worked.

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The Olympic Games, during which internationalism and chauvinism are disputed, were the high mass where for more than a century the special relationship with the West of the first Asian country to be modernized has been played out. A complex relationship, in which conflicting feelings of threat and admiration, inferiority and pride become entangled.

Two editions of the Olympic Games punctuated this path: Berlin in 1936 and Tokyo in 1964. In Berlin, the Japanese felt they had taken a step forward in their quest for equality with the West. The prowess of a country emerging from feudalism – which had risked being dismembered like China and had become in half a century a state which the imperialist powers had to take into account – certainly had something to satisfy the Japanese national pride. But this newcomer lacked one last gesture to be equal to them: the rejection in 1919 of his proposal to include the equality of races in the charter of the League of Nations, which the victors of the Great War (of which Japan was a part) were being drafted, had been felt like a snub.

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It was tempting for the leaders of the beginning of the XXIe century of seeking to resuscitate this almost unanimous euphoria to celebrate the « Japan is back » launched in 2013 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, proclaiming the end of a long period of stagnation in the Archipelago. Tokyo applied for the 2016 Olympics in 2009, but they went to Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Abe returned to the charge a few months after the triple disaster of March 2011 (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident at the Fukushima plant). This time it was a question of turning the page on these disasters. Tokyo won the Games but the Covid-19 epidemic was to shatter the ideal scenario imagined to give way to the fear of a new wave of contamination thanks to the event. The magic of the Games no longer worked.

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The Olympic Games, during which internationalism and chauvinism are disputed, were the high mass where for more than a century the special relationship with the West of the first Asian country to be modernized has been played out. A complex relationship, in which conflicting feelings of threat and admiration, inferiority and pride become entangled.

Two editions of the Olympic Games punctuated this path: Berlin in 1936 and Tokyo in 1964. In Berlin, the Japanese felt they had taken a step forward in their quest for equality with the West. The prowess of a country emerging from feudalism – which had risked being dismembered like China and had become in half a century a state which the imperialist powers had to take into account – certainly had something to satisfy the Japanese national pride. But this newcomer lacked one last gesture to be equal to them: the rejection in 1919 of his proposal to include the equality of races in the charter of the League of Nations, which the victors of the Great War (of which Japan was a part) were being drafted, had been felt like a snub.

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Too naive defensively, without benchmarks or common experience, the French Olympic football team was very clearly and very logically beaten by Mexico (4-1), Thursday, July 22, in Tokyo at the opening of the tournament.

Relive the match: for his debut in the football tournament, France falls heavily against Mexico

This group, built in pain in the face of opposition from professional clubs to let their players go to these Olympic Games organized during their preparation for the coming season, was not ready to face the attractive Mexican team. And this, despite the presence on the field of confirmed players, such as world champion Florian Thauvin, André-Pierre Gignac or Teji Savanier.

After having resisted until the break, France finally totally cracked at the start of the second period in a completely empty stadium due to the health situation. Diego Lainez, the very talented star of Mexico, first stunned Anthony Caci with his feints and hooks before putting the ball on the head of Alexis Vega (1-0, 47e). Less than ten minutes later, a misalignment by Modibo Sagnan, suffering throughout the game, allowed Sebastian Cordova to sanction again the “roughly” of the Blues (2-0, 55e).

Olympic culture

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France still manages to react thanks to Randall Kolo Muani, just entered the game. Launched in depth by Le Fée, he causes a penalty materialized by Gignac (2-1, 69e). But the Mexican superiority was obvious and was confirmed by a third goal signed Uriel Antuna (3-1, 80e), who also martyred Caci, before beating Paul Bernardoni. Then, in added time, Eduardo Aguirre further increased the score on a dangerous receding pass from Bard (4-1, 91e).

With its Olympic culture, which won it gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, and players who know each other, Mexico was undoubtedly the most formidable opponent for the Blues. But Sylvain Ripoll’s team still seemed far from the mark and its next rivals, South Africa, Sunday July 25 in Saitama, and especially Japan, Wednesday in Yokohama, are very serious obstacles on the road to quarter-finals. Only the first two teams in the group can continue to dream of a gold medal.

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Too naive defensively, without benchmarks or common experience, the French Olympic football team was very clearly and very logically beaten by Mexico (4-1), Thursday, July 22, in Tokyo at the opening of the tournament.

Relive the match: for his debut in the football tournament, France falls heavily against Mexico

This group, built in pain in the face of opposition from professional clubs to let their players go to these Olympic Games organized during their preparation for the coming season, was not ready to face the attractive Mexican team. And this, despite the presence on the field of confirmed players, such as world champion Florian Thauvin, André-Pierre Gignac or Teji Savanier.

After having resisted until the break, France finally totally cracked at the start of the second period in a completely empty stadium due to the health situation. Diego Lainez, the very talented star of Mexico, first stunned Anthony Caci with his feints and hooks before putting the ball on the head of Alexis Vega (1-0, 47e). Less than ten minutes later, a misalignment by Modibo Sagnan, suffering throughout the game, allowed Sebastian Cordova to sanction again the “roughly” of the Blues (2-0, 55e).

Olympic culture

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France still manages to react thanks to Randall Kolo Muani, just entered the game. Launched in depth by Le Fée, he causes a penalty materialized by Gignac (2-1, 69e). But the Mexican superiority was obvious and was confirmed by a third goal signed Uriel Antuna (3-1, 80e), who also martyred Caci, before beating Paul Bernardoni. Then, in added time, Eduardo Aguirre further increased the score on a dangerous receding pass from Bard (4-1, 91e).

With its Olympic culture, which won it gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, and players who know each other, Mexico was undoubtedly the most formidable opponent for the Blues. But Sylvain Ripoll’s team still seemed far from the mark and its next rivals, South Africa, Sunday July 25 in Saitama, and especially Japan, Wednesday in Yokohama, are very serious obstacles on the road to quarter-finals. Only the first two teams in the group can continue to dream of a gold medal.

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The World with AFP

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In many ways, the trip to Tokyo is like an odyssey for the protagonists of the Olympic Games. Tests, quarantine, contact with the outside world prohibited, and even geolocation. Athletes, members of delegations, journalists: all must submit to very strict conditions for the event. All of them, including the particular ?athletes? that are the Olympic horses.

Within the French Equestrian Federation (FFE), the mission of coordinating the departure of the French team fell to Sophie Dubourg. The national technical director, chief of mission for the Olympic Games, underlines “A much greater logistical challenge” that during the last editions, in London (2012) and Rio (2016): ?It’s always complicated to make horses travel, so, in times of pandemic, these problems multiply. Planning has been disrupted by constant administrative changes, huge number of forms to fill out, stricter sanitary conditions on the Asian continent, she sums up. These are by far the most difficult Games to prepare. “

This logistical challenge also presented itself to another delegation with bulky competition equipment. At the beginning of May, the director of the French sailing team, Guillaume Chiellino, who oversees all the Olympic qualifiers, buckled the containers sent to Japan. ?You have to be really careful when boarding the boats, because their journey is long, and absolutely nothing should happen to them. “ Difficult to replace at short notice and as quickly as possible a boat carefully tuned to respect the protocols …

Personalized preparation for horses

For the ?sailors?, the health crisis has not radically changed the situation when it comes to transporting their equipment to the other side of the world. ?Covid or not, you have to do it really in advance, because they travel in container ships, in boxes that we have meticulously arranged. We just hope that everything will go well, and that their transport will not be blocked in the Suez Canal ?, where global maritime traffic came to a standstill in March.

Manon Audinet, French skipper who forms a mixed pair with Quentin Lapierre in Nacra 17, says: ?We put the boat in the container in April, and we found it when we arrived. Until the test, we will probably have to make some changes to it, and that will take a little time. It’s really important to be able to sail the boat again, [de] reclaim it, [d?]be sure that it is in our hands and that it has traveled well. ” A spare boat is also sent in the event of a problem.

For four-legged athletes, the journey also began long before the Games. Quarantine before departure was imposed on them (during which they underwent numerous health checks), and training has been adapted since the beginning of the year: personalized stress tests are carried out and allow to adapt training.

The horses' passports are checked at Liège airport (Belgium), before departure for Tokyo.

Before the start of the Olympic Games, the European horses are gathered in Liège, the rallying point for the European teams. And the examinations continue: the papers are checked by the authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture, in conjunction with their Japanese counterpart. Then a nineteen-hour journey awaits them, with a stopover in Dubai, without the horses getting off the plane. The quadrupeds travel in pairs per box and are extremely supervised on board this cargo plane, by veterinarians and by grooms (responsible for the preparation of sport horses, care, warm-up and recovery, transport ). On arrival, the horses are transported directly to the Baji Koen Equestrian Park in Tokyo, where the equines and the teams prepare and compete in the competitions.

Countering isolation on site

If the logistics posed difficulties upstream, the conditions are no less harsh once there. These Games, which will be held for the first time in history behind closed doors, will therefore be played without spectators and without the relatives of the participants. The delegation did not even have the leisure to get to know each other or to meet, as had been the case on the sidelines of Rio. “We are doing it virtually and hope it won’t hurt the athletes”, advances Sophie Dubourg.

She continues: ?We operate as a team, even though it’s not a team sport. And cohesion can be worked on. There is a paramedical staff, with farrier, physiotherapist, doctor and veterinarian, a staff for each discipline, as well as the grooms and [les] riders. It has to match. “

A few days before the kick-off, mental preparation therefore takes on more scope in order to manage a situation of psychological stress due to estrangement and quarantine. Calming exercises are prepared for athletes: “Everything is done to keep them in their athletic bubble”, explains the DTN. A bubble that they hope to leave as in Rio five years ago: decorated with medals.

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In many ways, the trip to Tokyo is like an odyssey for the protagonists of the Olympic Games. Tests, quarantine, contact with the outside world prohibited, and even geolocation. Athletes, members of delegations, journalists: all must submit to very strict conditions for the event. All of them, including the particular ?athletes? that are the Olympic horses.

Within the French Equestrian Federation (FFE), the mission of coordinating the departure of the French team fell to Sophie Dubourg. The national technical director, chief of mission for the Olympic Games, underlines “A much greater logistical challenge” that during the last editions, in London (2012) and Rio (2016): ?It’s always complicated to make horses travel, so, in times of pandemic, these problems multiply. Planning has been disrupted by constant administrative changes, huge number of forms to fill out, stricter sanitary conditions on the Asian continent, she sums up. These are by far the most difficult Games to prepare. “

This logistical challenge also presented itself to another delegation with bulky competition equipment. At the beginning of May, the director of the French sailing team, Guillaume Chiellino, who oversees all the Olympic qualifiers, buckled the containers sent to Japan. ?You have to be really careful when boarding the boats, because their journey is long, and absolutely nothing should happen to them. “ Difficult to replace at short notice and as quickly as possible a boat carefully tuned to respect the protocols …

Personalized preparation for horses

For the ?sailors?, the health crisis has not radically changed the situation when it comes to transporting their equipment to the other side of the world. ?Covid or not, you have to do it really in advance, because they travel in container ships, in boxes that we have meticulously arranged. We just hope that everything will go well, and that their transport will not be blocked in the Suez Canal ?, where global maritime traffic came to a standstill in March.

Manon Audinet, French skipper who forms a mixed pair with Quentin Lapierre in Nacra 17, says: ?We put the boat in the container in April, and we found it when we arrived. Until the test, we will probably have to make some changes to it, and that will take a little time. It’s really important to be able to sail the boat again, [de] reclaim it, [d?]be sure that it is in our hands and that it has traveled well. ” A spare boat is also sent in the event of a problem.

For four-legged athletes, the journey also began long before the Games. Quarantine before departure was imposed on them (during which they underwent numerous health checks), and training has been adapted since the beginning of the year: personalized stress tests are carried out and allow to adapt training.

The horses' passports are checked at Liège airport (Belgium), before departure for Tokyo.

Before the start of the Olympic Games, the European horses are gathered in Liège, the rallying point for the European teams. And the examinations continue: the papers are checked by the authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture, in conjunction with their Japanese counterpart. Then a nineteen-hour journey awaits them, with a stopover in Dubai, without the horses getting off the plane. The quadrupeds travel in pairs per box and are extremely supervised on board this cargo plane, by veterinarians and by grooms (responsible for the preparation of sport horses, care, warm-up and recovery, transport ). On arrival, the horses are transported directly to the Baji Koen Equestrian Park in Tokyo, where the equines and the teams prepare and compete in the competitions.

Countering isolation on site

If the logistics posed difficulties upstream, the conditions are no less harsh once there. These Games, which will be held for the first time in history behind closed doors, will therefore be played without spectators and without the relatives of the participants. The delegation did not even have the leisure to get to know each other or to meet, as had been the case on the sidelines of Rio. “We are doing it virtually and hope it won’t hurt the athletes”, advances Sophie Dubourg.

She continues: ?We operate as a team, even though it’s not a team sport. And cohesion can be worked on. There is a paramedical staff, with farrier, physiotherapist, doctor and veterinarian, a staff for each discipline, as well as the grooms and [les] riders. It has to match. “

A few days before the kick-off, mental preparation therefore takes on more scope in order to manage a situation of psychological stress due to estrangement and quarantine. Calming exercises are prepared for athletes: “Everything is done to keep them in their athletic bubble”, explains the DTN. A bubble that they hope to leave as in Rio five years ago: decorated with medals.

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Another start among the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics. The person in charge of the opening ceremony was dismissed from his post because of a joke on the Holocaust dating back more than twenty years, those responsible for the event announced Thursday (July 22).

“We learned that during a past artistic performance”, Kentaro Kobayashi “Had used mocking language about a tragic historical fact”Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto told reporters. ” The organizing committee has decided to remove Mr. Kobayashi from his post. “

The consequences of his ouster for the opening ceremony on Friday night were still uncertain. “We are still thinking about how we can ensure the ceremony tomorrow”, confided Mme Hashimoto, specifying that she wanted to draw conclusions “As quickly as possible”.

Filmed in 1998

In a comedy sketch that aired on video in 1998, Mr. Kobayashi and another comedian impersonated a famous host duo of a Japanese children’s television show. Pretending to imagine a DIY activity where it would be a question of creating and installing small paper dolls, Mr. Kobayashi had told his partner: “Those of the last time you said ?let’s play the holocaust? », triggering laughter from the audience. The duo then joked by imagining the anger of the producer of the show because of this reference to the Holocaust.

What a sketch, “That I had written, contained lines which were extremely inappropriate”, apologized in a statement Mr. Kobayashi, a personality of the entertainment world in Japan. ?It goes back to a time when I couldn’t get people to laugh the way I wanted to, and I think I tried to get people’s attention in a thoughtless way. “

The Simon-Wiesenthal center for the fight against anti-Semitism and racism condemned on Wednesday, in a statement, the past remarks of Mr. Kobayashi, denouncing his “Malicious and anti-Semitic jokes”. “No one, however creative, has the right to make fun of the victims of the genocide [commis par les] nazis », wrote the organization, judging that “Any association of this person with the Tokyo Games would insult the memory of six million Jews and cruelly mock the Paralympic Games”. In other skits, Mr. Kobayashi also joked about people with disabilities.

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Serial resignations

This dismissal comes just a few days after the departure of Keigo Oyamada, composer of one of the musical themes of the opening ceremony. The Japanese artist, known by the pseudonym Cornelius, had been pinned down because of old interviews he gave in the 1990s. In them he lightly recounted how he persecuted disabled classmates in his youth.

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In March, another artistic director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, Hiroshi Sasaki, had also resigned for having suggested internally to dress up as a pig a Japanese actress and star of social networks with assumed curves, Naomi Watanabe. In February, it was the President of the Olympics and former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who had to step down over sexist remarks that sparked a global outcry.

These cascading scandals have further tarnished the image of the Tokyo Olympics, already unpopular with a large part of the Japanese population who fears that the event will worsen the health crisis in the country.

Due to the restrictions in the face of the pandemic and the closed doors decided for almost all Olympic competitions, barely 950 ?VIP? spectators are expected to attend the opening ceremony on Friday in the new Olympic stadium in Tokyo.

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Another start among the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics. The person in charge of the opening ceremony was dismissed from his post because of a joke on the Holocaust dating back more than twenty years, those responsible for the event announced Thursday (July 22).

“We learned that during a past artistic performance”, Kentaro Kobayashi “Had used mocking language about a tragic historical fact”Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto told reporters. ” The organizing committee has decided to remove Mr. Kobayashi from his post. “

The consequences of his ouster for the opening ceremony on Friday night were still uncertain. “We are still thinking about how we can ensure the ceremony tomorrow”, confided Mme Hashimoto, specifying that she wanted to draw conclusions “As quickly as possible”.

Filmed in 1998

In a comedy sketch that aired on video in 1998, Mr. Kobayashi and another comedian impersonated a famous host duo of a Japanese children’s television show. Pretending to imagine a DIY activity where it would be a question of creating and installing small paper dolls, Mr. Kobayashi had told his partner: “Those of the last time you said ?let’s play the holocaust? », triggering laughter from the audience. The duo then joked by imagining the anger of the producer of the show because of this reference to the Holocaust.

What a sketch, “That I had written, contained lines which were extremely inappropriate”, apologized in a statement Mr. Kobayashi, a personality of the entertainment world in Japan. ?It goes back to a time when I couldn’t get people to laugh the way I wanted to, and I think I tried to get people’s attention in a thoughtless way. “

The Simon-Wiesenthal center for the fight against anti-Semitism and racism condemned on Wednesday, in a statement, the past remarks of Mr. Kobayashi, denouncing his “Malicious and anti-Semitic jokes”. “No one, however creative, has the right to make fun of the victims of the genocide [commis par les] nazis », wrote the organization, judging that “Any association of this person with the Tokyo Games would insult the memory of six million Jews and cruelly mock the Paralympic Games”. In other skits, Mr. Kobayashi also joked about people with disabilities.

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Serial resignations

This dismissal comes just a few days after the departure of Keigo Oyamada, composer of one of the musical themes of the opening ceremony. The Japanese artist, known by the pseudonym Cornelius, had been pinned down because of old interviews he gave in the 1990s. In them he lightly recounted how he persecuted disabled classmates in his youth.

Read also Tokyo 2021 Olympics: caught up in his past, one of the composers of the opening ceremony resigns

In March, another artistic director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, Hiroshi Sasaki, had also resigned for having suggested internally to dress up as a pig a Japanese actress and star of social networks with assumed curves, Naomi Watanabe. In February, it was the President of the Olympics and former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who had to step down over sexist remarks that sparked a global outcry.

These cascading scandals have further tarnished the image of the Tokyo Olympics, already unpopular with a large part of the Japanese population who fears that the event will worsen the health crisis in the country.

Due to the restrictions in the face of the pandemic and the closed doors decided for almost all Olympic competitions, barely 950 ?VIP? spectators are expected to attend the opening ceremony on Friday in the new Olympic stadium in Tokyo.

Read also Criticized for his sexist remarks, Yoshiro Mori ends up leaving the presidency of the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics

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Having given up on any festive aspect, the Tokyo Olympics turned into an obsession with health. The Japanese government and the organizers have multiplied prevention protocols and measures since February, worried about the impact on Covid-19 contamination of such an unpopular event.

The latest decision to date, the executive on July 11 asked duty-free stores to verify the date of entry into Japan of their customers. This involves monitoring compliance with the fourteen days of isolation to which they are required upon their arrival in the Archipelago, and which prohibits them from using public transport or from interacting with people outside of Olympic activities.

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For the participants in the Olympics, this decision is in addition to the state of emergency – which fixes the closure of bars and restaurants at 8 p.m. – imposed in Tokyo to deal with an increase in contamination, and a whole series of measures detailed by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee in six ?Playbooks?. These are supposed to guarantee “Safe and healthy games”, with the credo of locking the participants in a sanitary bubble including the wearing of a mask, respect for distances and repeated tests, while avoiding contact with the local population.

Each Playbook concerns a category of participants: athletes, the press, the ?Olympic family? or even members of federations and other marketing personnel. They detail the behaviors to follow upon arrival, during the stay and when leaving.

Quarantine controlled by GPS

The measures for “athletes and officials” are undoubtedly the most severe since they provide for daily tests (every four days for journalists). Their movements are limited to round trips between the hotel and the training and competition venues. They must leave Japan the day after their ordeal.

For all categories, each delegation or company must designate a CLO, ?Covid-19 Liaison Officer?, responsible for liaising with the organizers to transmit the scheduled timetables.

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All participants must also download two applications, called Ocha and Cocoa. The first concerns immigration procedures, even those of a quarantine controlled by GPS, as well as daily health reports. The second should facilitate the search for contact cases of a person with Covid-19.

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Having given up on any festive aspect, the Tokyo Olympics turned into an obsession with health. The Japanese government and the organizers have multiplied prevention protocols and measures since February, worried about the impact on Covid-19 contamination of such an unpopular event.

The latest decision to date, the executive on July 11 asked duty-free stores to verify the date of entry into Japan of their customers. This involves monitoring compliance with the fourteen days of isolation to which they are required upon their arrival in the Archipelago, and which prohibits them from using public transport or from interacting with people outside of Olympic activities.

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For the participants in the Olympics, this decision is in addition to the state of emergency – which fixes the closure of bars and restaurants at 8 p.m. – imposed in Tokyo to deal with an increase in contamination, and a whole series of measures detailed by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee in six ?Playbooks?. These are supposed to guarantee “Safe and healthy games”, with the credo of locking the participants in a sanitary bubble including the wearing of a mask, respect for distances and repeated tests, while avoiding contact with the local population.

Each Playbook concerns a category of participants: athletes, the press, the ?Olympic family? or even members of federations and other marketing personnel. They detail the behaviors to follow upon arrival, during the stay and when leaving.

Quarantine controlled by GPS

The measures for “athletes and officials” are undoubtedly the most severe since they provide for daily tests (every four days for journalists). Their movements are limited to round trips between the hotel and the training and competition venues. They must leave Japan the day after their ordeal.

For all categories, each delegation or company must designate a CLO, ?Covid-19 Liaison Officer?, responsible for liaising with the organizers to transmit the scheduled timetables.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Tokyo Olympics: between rebound of the epidemic and maintenance of competitions, the headlong rush of the government of Yoshihide Suga

All participants must also download two applications, called Ocha and Cocoa. The first concerns immigration procedures, even those of a quarantine controlled by GPS, as well as daily health reports. The second should facilitate the search for contact cases of a person with Covid-19.

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He didn’t think his slogan would be taken literally. « Discover tomorrow » (?Discover tomorrow?) urged the Tokyo Organizing Committee in 2013 to convince the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to award the capital of Japan the Olympic Games, then scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020. Tomorrow is sometimes far. Friday July 23, one year less than a day after the scheduled date, the Olympic cauldron will ignite and the Olympic Games of « Tokyo 2020 » will open.

But after more than a year of pandemic linked to the new coronavirus, the “discovery” promises to be the opposite of what Japan anticipated eight years ago: under the sign of uncertainty, as illustrated by the few. cases of Covid-19 detected within the Olympic Village or among the athletes due to attend, a few days before the launch of the Games.

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Like the organizers, the athletes had to deal with a changing situation and adapt their preparation. ?Every day and every week is different, you never know what’s going to happen, insisted French judoka Clarisse Agbegnenou in March. Even though we know that the Games are coming, it’s a bit complicated to train properly: last week, for example, we were at rest, with cases of Covid-19. “

Designated since flag bearer of the French delegation – in tandem with the gymnast Samir Aït Saïd -, the five-time world champion explained that she spent a year « bizarre » : ?You have to know how to adapt, you lose hours of training, you have to do things differently. “

Cozy atmosphere

While the health crisis has not spared any country, not all athletes have experienced it the same way. For some, the postponement was a breath of fresh air. “In February and March 2020, I was not throwing very far, I was tired of Doha [les Championnats du monde 2019]. I lacked teeth, relates the French hammer thrower Quentin Bigot. When I was told the postponement, it relieved me. “ Having become a dad, the vice-world champion (in 2019) made some adjustments and said to take ” more pleasure “, noting his progress. ?Passion allows me to be two to three meters more than the same period last year, which is not nothing. “

Others have experienced the lag less well. “I feel like I took another year”, blows Maxime Beaumont. Silver medalist in Rio in single-seater sprint (200 m), the kayaker wondered when the postponement was announced. ?I had some doubts about my ability to keep the level. At 39, will the body follow suit? “ A year later, reassured about his performance, the Frenchman will be at the start of ?These very special Olympic Games, in the era of the health crisis?. With one goal: ?I still want to be an Olympic champion. “ Even if the medal ceremony may ring hollow.

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He didn’t think his slogan would be taken literally. « Discover tomorrow » (?Discover tomorrow?) urged the Tokyo Organizing Committee in 2013 to convince the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to award the capital of Japan the Olympic Games, then scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020. Tomorrow is sometimes far. Friday July 23, one year less than a day after the scheduled date, the Olympic cauldron will ignite and the Olympic Games of « Tokyo 2020 » will open.

But after more than a year of pandemic linked to the new coronavirus, the “discovery” promises to be the opposite of what Japan anticipated eight years ago: under the sign of uncertainty, as illustrated by the few. cases of Covid-19 detected within the Olympic Village or among the athletes due to attend, a few days before the launch of the Games.

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Like the organizers, the athletes had to deal with a changing situation and adapt their preparation. ?Every day and every week is different, you never know what’s going to happen, insisted French judoka Clarisse Agbegnenou in March. Even though we know that the Games are coming, it’s a bit complicated to train properly: last week, for example, we were at rest, with cases of Covid-19. “

Designated since flag bearer of the French delegation – in tandem with the gymnast Samir Aït Saïd -, the five-time world champion explained that she spent a year « bizarre » : ?You have to know how to adapt, you lose hours of training, you have to do things differently. “

Cozy atmosphere

While the health crisis has not spared any country, not all athletes have experienced it the same way. For some, the postponement was a breath of fresh air. “In February and March 2020, I was not throwing very far, I was tired of Doha [les Championnats du monde 2019]. I lacked teeth, relates the French hammer thrower Quentin Bigot. When I was told the postponement, it relieved me. “ Having become a dad, the vice-world champion (in 2019) made some adjustments and said to take ” more pleasure “, noting his progress. ?Passion allows me to be two to three meters more than the same period last year, which is not nothing. “

Others have experienced the lag less well. “I feel like I took another year”, blows Maxime Beaumont. Silver medalist in Rio in single-seater sprint (200 m), the kayaker wondered when the postponement was announced. ?I had some doubts about my ability to keep the level. At 39, will the body follow suit? “ A year later, reassured about his performance, the Frenchman will be at the start of ?These very special Olympic Games, in the era of the health crisis?. With one goal: ?I still want to be an Olympic champion. “ Even if the medal ceremony may ring hollow.

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By Damien Leloup

Posted today at 6:00 p.m., updated at 6:03 p.m.

The spies weren’t looking for information about the next transfer window. At the end of 2018, agents engaged in a match between States, far from football fields, used the powerful Pegasus software to target two mobile numbers of the boss of Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG), Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, and a landline number assigned to the Parisian club’s communications director, Jean-Martial Ribes.

The analyzes carried out by The world, with which the Forbidden Stories organization and Amnesty International shared a list of more than 50,000 phone numbers targeted by Israeli company NSO Group spyware, show that during this period a customer used Pegasus to target the management of BeIN Media Group, chaired by Mr. Al-Khelaïfi. This same client also targeted numerous senior Turkish, Emirati and Lebanese officials and several voices critical of the Saudi monarchy, suggesting, with a very high degree of confidence, that it is a Saudi security service. But for lack of being able to examine the phones of Mr. Al-Khelaïfi or other BeIN employees, The world cannot confirm whether these devices have been infected with Pegasus. However, the presence of multiple numbers linked to BeIN and its leaders in the list leaves little doubt about the will to put them under electronic surveillance.

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Mysterious pirate chain

At the time of targeting, the diplomatic and trade conflict between Qatar and Saudi Arabia is at its height. Riyadh accuses Doha of being too close to its Iranian rival, accuses it of supporting terrorist organizations and of using its Al-Jazeera satellite television channel for the “Defame” ; accusations denied en bloc by Qatar. The two countries severed all their relations in June 2017 and then engaged in a violent communication war. One of the battlegrounds of this conflict is the broadcasting of major football competitions: since 2017, a mysterious pirate channel, BeoutQ, broadcasts by satellite and on the Internet, for a low price, all of BeIN’s sports programs, some of which were acquired at a high price.

The Qatari president of Paris-Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, on May 19, 2021.

Very quickly, the emirate accused Saudi Arabia. The latter vigorously denies, while leaving behind a long list of clues showing very clearly that BeoutQ is operating with her passive, even active support. In 2019, the United States will confirm the existing ties between Riyadh and BeoutQ by placing the kingdom on a list of countries that do not respect copyright.

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By Damien Leloup

Posted today at 6:00 p.m., updated at 6:03 p.m.

The spies weren’t looking for information about the next transfer window. At the end of 2018, agents engaged in a match between States, far from football fields, used the powerful Pegasus software to target two mobile numbers of the boss of Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG), Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, and a landline number assigned to the Parisian club’s communications director, Jean-Martial Ribes.

The analyzes carried out by The world, with which the Forbidden Stories organization and Amnesty International shared a list of more than 50,000 phone numbers targeted by Israeli company NSO Group spyware, show that during this period a customer used Pegasus to target the management of BeIN Media Group, chaired by Mr. Al-Khelaïfi. This same client also targeted numerous senior Turkish, Emirati and Lebanese officials and several voices critical of the Saudi monarchy, suggesting, with a very high degree of confidence, that it is a Saudi security service. But for lack of being able to examine the phones of Mr. Al-Khelaïfi or other BeIN employees, The world cannot confirm whether these devices have been infected with Pegasus. However, the presence of multiple numbers linked to BeIN and its leaders in the list leaves little doubt about the will to put them under electronic surveillance.

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Mysterious pirate chain

At the time of targeting, the diplomatic and trade conflict between Qatar and Saudi Arabia is at its height. Riyadh accuses Doha of being too close to its Iranian rival, accuses it of supporting terrorist organizations and of using its Al-Jazeera satellite television channel for the “Defame” ; accusations denied en bloc by Qatar. The two countries severed all their relations in June 2017 and then engaged in a violent communication war. One of the battlegrounds of this conflict is the broadcasting of major football competitions: since 2017, a mysterious pirate channel, BeoutQ, broadcasts by satellite and on the Internet, for a low price, all of BeIN’s sports programs, some of which were acquired at a high price.

The Qatari president of Paris-Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, on May 19, 2021.

Very quickly, the emirate accused Saudi Arabia. The latter vigorously denies, while leaving behind a long list of clues showing very clearly that BeoutQ is operating with her passive, even active support. In 2019, the United States will confirm the existing ties between Riyadh and BeoutQ by placing the kingdom on a list of countries that do not respect copyright.

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Brisbane officially won, Wednesday, July 21, the organization of the Summer Olympics (OG) 2032, allowing the Olympic world to prepare for the future, two days before the opening of the Tokyo Games, tumultuous for the city host and troubled by the pandemic.

Alone in the running, the Australian city was elected by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gathered for their 138e session in the Japanese capital and will therefore succeed Paris, host of the 2024 Olympics, then Los Angeles, which will host those of 2028.

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Never before has the biggest sporting event in the world been entrusted without a competition. This designation without competition may come as a surprise, as the ceremony of the vote separating the candidate cities to host the Games has punctuated decades of Olympic life, with its costly lobbying behind the scenes and then its opening of the envelope followed by hugs or tears. But the reform adopted in June 2019 allows the IOC to initiate a “Targeted dialogue” with a candidate “Preferential”, with the aim of defusing the growing reluctance to organize the Olympic Games, to reduce costs and to constitute a breeding ground for future host cities.

Aided by the influence of Australian IOC Vice President John Coates, Brisbane had been on track since February to secure the 35e Summer Games, despite the Olympic ambition of Qatar then the joint candidacy of North Korea and South Korea. None of these files was put to the vote of the session. In June, the head of the instance, Thomas Bach, had, moreover, praised the file ” irresistible “ and “Love” Australians for sport.

Third Summer Olympics in Australia

Australia, among the few countries to have never missed an edition of the Summer Games, is “A huge Olympic village” with its multiple nationalities, ethnic origins and approximately 300 spoken languages, underlined, Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, by videoconference.

The capital of Queensland, already a candidate for the 1992 Olympics awarded to Barcelona and involved in 2018 in hosting the Commonwealth Games, also promises “84% of existing and temporary sites”, a key criterion since the Olympic body began its hunt for Olympic facilities that were subsequently abandoned.

This is the third time in its history that Australia will host the Summer Games, after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Its designation also confirms the traditional continental rotation organized by the IOC, after Asia this year, then Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028, while Africa is still awaiting its first Olympic Games.

The metropolis of 2.3 million inhabitants hopes that the Games will generate a net gain in international notoriety, while it remains considered by many tourists as a simple gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

“Everywhere I have traveled people ask me ?Where is Brisbane??, and you have to pull out a map to show them it’s an hour from Sydney by plane ?, says the president of the Queensland Olympic Council, Natalie Cook. ?It’s going to change and it’s very exciting. “

His case provides for a budget of 4.5 billion Australian dollars (2.8 billion euros), justified by the existing infrastructure and very much lower than the 13 billion euros spent for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Brisbane officially won, Wednesday, July 21, the organization of the Summer Olympics (OG) 2032, allowing the Olympic world to prepare for the future, two days before the opening of the Tokyo Games, tumultuous for the city host and troubled by the pandemic.

Alone in the running, the Australian city was elected by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gathered for their 138e session in the Japanese capital and will therefore succeed Paris, host of the 2024 Olympics, then Los Angeles, which will host those of 2028.

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Never before has the biggest sporting event in the world been entrusted without a competition. This designation without competition may come as a surprise, as the ceremony of the vote separating the candidate cities to host the Games has punctuated decades of Olympic life, with its costly lobbying behind the scenes and then its opening of the envelope followed by hugs or tears. But the reform adopted in June 2019 allows the IOC to initiate a “Targeted dialogue” with a candidate “Preferential”, with the aim of defusing the growing reluctance to organize the Olympic Games, to reduce costs and to constitute a breeding ground for future host cities.

Aided by the influence of Australian IOC Vice President John Coates, Brisbane had been on track since February to secure the 35e Summer Games, despite the Olympic ambition of Qatar then the joint candidacy of North Korea and South Korea. None of these files was put to the vote of the session. In June, the head of the instance, Thomas Bach, had, moreover, praised the file ” irresistible “ and “Love” Australians for sport.

Third Summer Olympics in Australia

Australia, among the few countries to have never missed an edition of the Summer Games, is “A huge Olympic village” with its multiple nationalities, ethnic origins and approximately 300 spoken languages, underlined, Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, by videoconference.

The capital of Queensland, already a candidate for the 1992 Olympics awarded to Barcelona and involved in 2018 in hosting the Commonwealth Games, also promises “84% of existing and temporary sites”, a key criterion since the Olympic body began its hunt for Olympic facilities that were subsequently abandoned.

This is the third time in its history that Australia will host the Summer Games, after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Its designation also confirms the traditional continental rotation organized by the IOC, after Asia this year, then Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028, while Africa is still awaiting its first Olympic Games.

The metropolis of 2.3 million inhabitants hopes that the Games will generate a net gain in international notoriety, while it remains considered by many tourists as a simple gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

“Everywhere I have traveled people ask me ?Where is Brisbane??, and you have to pull out a map to show them it’s an hour from Sydney by plane ?, says the president of the Queensland Olympic Council, Natalie Cook. ?It’s going to change and it’s very exciting. “

His case provides for a budget of 4.5 billion Australian dollars (2.8 billion euros), justified by the existing infrastructure and very much lower than the 13 billion euros spent for the Tokyo Olympics.

Read also Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games: the calendar of events, the results, the medal table

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Baseball inspires writers, whether they come from the United States or Cuba. Passing through Japan, where this sport is very popular, which has led to it being put back on the Olympic Games program this year in Tokyo. Teacher in Quebec literature at the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada), Michel Nareau has devoted a book to this question, Double game. Baseball and American literature (Éditions du Quartanier, 2012).

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Why is baseball suitable for literature?

The goal of the game is to make a journey, to take place in the opposing territory to come back home, more alive, stronger. Which allocates a point. By its agonistic structure, it is therefore a journey that is told, a story of transformation. It is a sport marked by strong individual confrontations in a team sport, between the pitcher and the batter in particular.

Baseball is also a sport of jerky, constantly interrupted action. The ball is put into play by the pitcher, it will be hit or not. There is a grace in this alternation between the anticipation, the suspense of the throw and the explosion of movements that a hit ball causes.

Baseball is a speech. The frequent stops in this sport force you to tell a story, to invest expectations with meaning, to create stories from its many silences. They say baseball is only boring for those who have no friends to share a summer chat with in the sun.

How is baseball portrayed in the fiction books where the sport appears?

Staging baseball in novels is as much about emphasizing individual achievements – as in the novel The Celebrant, Eric Rolfe Greenberg – than on those of a team, even when their exploits are lousy – as in The Great American Novel, by Philip Roth. It is also out of the fame of the players to dwell on the memory of the game, especially that of childhood. I think of the beautiful novel elsewhere by Don DeLillo, who follows a collector’s bullet passed from hand to hand throughout the Cold War.

What other sports, in America or elsewhere, have provided such literary material?

American football is such a warlike metaphor that few good works transform the sport. Boxing, with its intensity, with its straightforward confrontations, has given rise to excellent novels. The relationship to origins, social classes, cultural groups is always present in this sport. The writers have counted on this element, which is also found in baseball.

Your thesis is concerned with the literary functions of baseball as a « continental pastime », leisure of the Pan-American continent. Is there a difference between the way to tell this sport in Cuba or in the United States?

In my thesis, I wanted to show that even if baseball is often perceived as a national sport, for example in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the United States, it was treated by novelists in such a way as to bring out components that were found throughout the Americas. There is a tension between the home (the house) and the boundary, between the known and the unknown. It is a component related to the colonial history of the Americas, writers move it and recompose it in their novels, often to give it a critical look.

Interview with Cuban author Leonardo Padura: “The best game in baseball is the one where there is the least action”

There is also the desire to create a long memory of baseball, to associate it with the past, both individual and collective, to use it as a point of reference. Philip Roth, Paul Auster and Don DeLillo, New York novelists, create memories to build this duration. Leonardo Padura Fuentes, in Cuba, also builds a very nostalgic vision of baseball in the streets of Havana. In both countries, this memory obtained by baseball challenges the official history and its discourses which marginalize specific groups in society, notably homosexuals in Padura.

In Japan, Haruki Murakami has often expressed his taste for baseball. Does the country have a body of literary texts on this sport?

I know little about Japanese literature, but I do know that baseball is used extensively in manga, and that it is a visual element frequently used in these graphic works. As for Murakami, I had read his story about running (Self-portrait of the author as a long-distance runner, 2009), where allusions to baseball are numerous but geared towards training. Murakami places baseball and running in an aesthetic logic of control and repetitions that lead to the story of the self.

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Baseball inspires writers, whether they come from the United States or Cuba. Passing through Japan, where this sport is very popular, which has led to it being put back on the Olympic Games program this year in Tokyo. Teacher in Quebec literature at the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada), Michel Nareau has devoted a book to this question, Double game. Baseball and American literature (Éditions du Quartanier, 2012).

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Why is baseball suitable for literature?

The goal of the game is to make a journey, to take place in the opposing territory to come back home, more alive, stronger. Which allocates a point. By its agonistic structure, it is therefore a journey that is told, a story of transformation. It is a sport marked by strong individual confrontations in a team sport, between the pitcher and the batter in particular.

Baseball is also a sport of jerky, constantly interrupted action. The ball is put into play by the pitcher, it will be hit or not. There is a grace in this alternation between the anticipation, the suspense of the throw and the explosion of movements that a hit ball causes.

Baseball is a speech. The frequent stops in this sport force you to tell a story, to invest expectations with meaning, to create stories from its many silences. They say baseball is only boring for those who have no friends to share a summer chat with in the sun.

How is baseball portrayed in the fiction books where the sport appears?

Staging baseball in novels is as much about emphasizing individual achievements – as in the novel The Celebrant, Eric Rolfe Greenberg – than on those of a team, even when their exploits are lousy – as in The Great American Novel, by Philip Roth. It is also out of the fame of the players to dwell on the memory of the game, especially that of childhood. I think of the beautiful novel elsewhere by Don DeLillo, who follows a collector’s bullet passed from hand to hand throughout the Cold War.

What other sports, in America or elsewhere, have provided such literary material?

American football is such a warlike metaphor that few good works transform the sport. Boxing, with its intensity, with its straightforward confrontations, has given rise to excellent novels. The relationship to origins, social classes, cultural groups is always present in this sport. The writers have counted on this element, which is also found in baseball.

Your thesis is concerned with the literary functions of baseball as a « continental pastime », leisure of the Pan-American continent. Is there a difference between the way to tell this sport in Cuba or in the United States?

In my thesis, I wanted to show that even if baseball is often perceived as a national sport, for example in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the United States, it was treated by novelists in such a way as to bring out components that were found throughout the Americas. There is a tension between the home (the house) and the boundary, between the known and the unknown. It is a component related to the colonial history of the Americas, writers move it and recompose it in their novels, often to give it a critical look.

Interview with Cuban author Leonardo Padura: “The best game in baseball is the one where there is the least action”

There is also the desire to create a long memory of baseball, to associate it with the past, both individual and collective, to use it as a point of reference. Philip Roth, Paul Auster and Don DeLillo, New York novelists, create memories to build this duration. Leonardo Padura Fuentes, in Cuba, also builds a very nostalgic vision of baseball in the streets of Havana. In both countries, this memory obtained by baseball challenges the official history and its discourses which marginalize specific groups in society, notably homosexuals in Padura.

In Japan, Haruki Murakami has often expressed his taste for baseball. Does the country have a body of literary texts on this sport?

I know little about Japanese literature, but I do know that baseball is used extensively in manga, and that it is a visual element frequently used in these graphic works. As for Murakami, I had read his story about running (Self-portrait of the author as a long-distance runner, 2009), where allusions to baseball are numerous but geared towards training. Murakami places baseball and running in an aesthetic logic of control and repetitions that lead to the story of the self.

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