October 23 – spectate

October 23, 2019 =========

☆  spectate 観戦する


To spectate means to watch an activity, generally a sports event, without taking part. So, for the Olympics next year, there will be lots of people spectating at all of the events. For the triathlon and things like the marathon, will there be places along the course, where you can spectate for free? Or will it all be closed to the public and you need to have a ticket?

My Japanese friend who lives in Adelaide with her Aussie husband said that she wants to go to Japan to spectate and experience the atmosphere of the Olympics. She wants to take her kids, so they can experience it too. I think she is crazy!! Tokyo is already so busy; I cannot imagine being in Tokyo during the Olympics with young children! No way! I will spectate from my living room sofa!