Olympic Games Begin

Posted on AllSides July 23rd, 2021

“The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. local time in Japan on Friday, July 23.” NBC Sports

Many on both sides criticize the Japanese government and the IOC, and wonder whether the games should have been delayed or canceled:

“The Tokyo Olympic fiasco didn’t start with the coronavirus pandemic. When Tokyo was elevated from candidate city to host, the two bid architects, Japan Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda and Masato Mizuno, chairman of the global Mizuno Sports Equipment Co., were jettisoned for political reasons. Their replacements, politicians...

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