"It could be that the 2016 Games are the last Olympics in the history of mankind," Ishihara told reporters at a Tokyo 2016 press event ahead of the vote.
"Global warming is getting worse. We have to come up with measures without which Olympic Games could not last long.
"Scientists have said we have passed the point of no return," said Ishihara. http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSLU38985020090930
Could somebody please explain to me how Global Warming is a threat to an athletic competition? I think this makes the list of stupidest things politicians have ever said.