Yesterday we had a meeting of all members of the International Committee of the JUA and I
I have some very good news about Unicon XII but we are in a great hurry to conduct a survey
first so the details will have to wait for later. Very briefly:
Registration: July 23, 202
Convention July 24 to August 2 2004
The very best we can hope for – like a dream come true. The facilities used for
e$B!!!e(B Tokyo Olympics right in the heart of Tokyo near Yoyogi Park: Roughly:
- ARTISTIC: Yoyogi National Stadium 2nd Gymnasium
- RACES: Metropolitan Yoyogi Park Track&Field Stadium
- MUNI: FUJIMI Panorama All Round Resort (near Mount Fuji)
- FACILITIES: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (maybe from only $15 or so a night)
Almost all events including basketball and hockey will be at the Yoyogi facility, all within walking
distance in one of the nicest areas of Tokyo-- Harajuku.
- QUICK SURVEY
All of the above is almost certain but is nevertheless provisional. We must determine, as soon
as humanly possible, roughly how many non-Japanese riders will attend so as to get the
reservations for the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.
Previous email from John Foss indicates that we can expect at least 300 riders. We know that
China, Korea and probably Singapore and Israel will join us, and based on previous Unicons and the
fact that lodging will be VERY cheap, I would be very surprised if we have less than 400 – probably
over 500. We must know the number now as we cannot change it after the reservation is completed.
If less people show up, no problem as we can fill it up with Japanese.
Can some one help us conduct a survey so we get results real quick – about a week.
It need not be accurate, of course. Just rough figures will do.
- OTHER QUESTIONS
On basketball, we need to know roughly how long it will take to do all the matches, including
preliminaries. The gym is very expensive to rent. Would one full day be enough (except for
the finals). How many teams can we expect?
The same question goes for hockey, which except for the finals will probably be held in the
tennis court. Would one full day be enough? How many teams can we expect?
I am looking forward to all of your cooperation in getting these questions answered as soon
P.S. When replying to this thread, PLEASE DON’T DELETE the people on the ccline (JUA people).
Stay on top, Jack Halpern
Executive Director for International Development
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.