Tokyo Olympics ready to start, but Covid overshadows the world’s greatest sports spectacle

Posted on AllSides July 20th, 2021
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After a one-year delay, weeks of negative headlines and public backlash, the Tokyo Olympics are set to open Friday.

But that’s still a maybe, as Covid-19 continues to cause a disturbance throughout Japan.

It’s been quite the task for the International Olympic Committee to get to this point. The Tokyo Olympics was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. But following a vaccine, which created optimism about fans attending, the new delta variant of the virus created a setback.

The first positive case hit the athlete’s village last weekend, and more than 70 cases have...

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