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    The Tokyo Olympics Could *Possibly* Be Canceled Because Of Coronavirus But All Everyone Can Talk About Is "Dick Pound"

    Dick Pound is back in the news again.

    The CDC announced today that Americans should start preparing for a Coronavirus outbreak.

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    “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness," a CDC director named Nancy Messonnier said.

    Also today, a member of the IOC made a statement in an interview with the AP that while it's all still business as usual, the games could get canceled if Coronavirus outbreak gets worse.

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    They would have to make a decision by May.

    So, while all that's happening, over on Twitter, the number two trending topic is "Dick Pound."

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    Soooo, why is Dick Pound trending?

    tf is Dick Pound and why is it trending

    Dick Pound is trending because the guy from the IOC who made the Olympic Coronavirus statement is named Dick Pound.

    IOC member Dick Pound says Tokyo Olympic organizers have until late May to see if the virus is under control. If not, "you're probably looking at a cancellation." https://t.co/e90SS6Px8B

    And when there's someone named "Dick Pound" in the news, it's gonna trend.

    Well thats not what I was expecting when I saw #DickPound was trending

    So, here are some tweets about Dick Pound because sometimes we need a distraction from our inevitable doom.

    Every four years the Internet is delighted to discover Dick Pound. In 2020, Pound-mas came early!

    Dick Pound is for the people #peoplesplez

    ... this #DickPound hashtag is really misleading 😏😏

    trying to not get these dick pound jokes off is weighing heavy on my mind

    @AP_Sports We’re not sure what he uses, but we use #Magnum on our longest-serving member.

    Stay safe, everyone! Especially you, Dick Pound.

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    ^That's Dick Pound btw.

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