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Join Date: Sep 2002
FWIW, figure skating is facing some of the same problems, although their season ends soon. The World Championships are about to be held in Washington, D.C., probably the #1 terrorism target city in the world. They've already stated that they'll continue with their competition if war breaks out.
A big part of all this is the "shock value." If a huge war broke out somewhere with no warning, enough to shock the world, sports would come to a halt for a while. But with the warning, no one's going to be shocked if it starts, and I believe things will largely continue as before. It's the same as a relative dying suddenly vs. a relative dying after a long wait in which the death is expected -- the reactions are totally different.