Opinion ANALYSIS

Why the Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23

Brian Gaynor
Sat, 12 Jun 2021

Once a city is chosen to host a games it has to construct or upgrade existing sports facilities and create new infrastructure.
Brian Gaynor
Sat, 12 Jun 2021
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed this week that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead even though the pandemic rages in the host country and opinion polls show nearly 70% of the Japanese population want the event cancelled.The Tokyo Olympics remains on track for two main reasons:·       The strict conditions of the September 2013 host city agreement between the IOC on the one hand and the city of Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee on the other hand.·       The massive financial imp...

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