Re: [CR]Keirin Racing


Example: Racing

From: "Takao Noda" <tanoda@d1.dion.ne.jp>
To: "Classic Bike List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <131.742a61c.2976fbe4@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Keirin Racing
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 22:29:40 +0900


Phil Brown wrote;
>My understandng has always been that MITI
>used the proceeds from keirin to
>finance the recovery of the post war Japanese >economy.

Yes, Keirin is within MITI's beat but much of the proceeds has been used by local governments . Now Keirin is at crisis, as betters are getting older and older and population of betters is decreasing. << Sports Gambling for 37 Million People >> IS (also WAS) too much exaggeration !

David Feldman wrote;
>Are the Keirin (probably misspelling) bike equipment stnadards to prevent
>any rider gaining a slight advantage over another, or a crash-prevention
>standard in a sprint racing format?

I think both are valid. And I think another reason is that the authority fears any accidents caused by mechanical troubles. They might provoke betters' doubt of set-up race. In these days I seldom hear of betters' riot but when young sometimes I heard of them.
                     Takao Noda
            Hachioji Tokyo Japan


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Subject: Re: [CR]Keirin Racing



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> In a message dated 1/16/02 5:18:46 AM, richardsachs@juno.com writes:
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> My understandng has always been that MITI used the proceeds from keirin to
> finance the recovery of the post war Japanese economy.
> Phil Brown