Headline RoundupJuly 23rd, 2021

A Year Behind Schedule, 2020 Tokyo Olympics Finally Begin

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics kicked off Friday with opening ceremonies in Tokyo, Japan. The games were delayed by a year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus remains a top story around the games; public health concerns threatened to force another delay, and fan presence at the games will be heavily restricted. Roughly 11,000 athletes from nearly 200 countries will participate in the games, which will continue until Aug. 8.

Outlets across the spectrum covered the start of the Olympics extensively, with many focusing on COVID-19 protocols and athletes' vaccination status. 

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