30 days before the scheduled opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
posted on June 23, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23, after one year of postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many uncertainties remain and the city today is far from full of life. The Olympic stadium, which will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, is currently fenced off and it’s impossible to take a look inside, but preparations are under way to receive athletes from across the globe. In fact, IOC president Thomas Bach described Tokyo as the “best prepared Olympic city ever in history”. The stage is set, yet the organizers are keeping a close watch on the spread of the coronavirus. The vaccination rollout is speeding up but the country will not have achieved herd immunity by the time of the Olympic Games. The cap on the number of spectators and restrictions for athletes, officials and the media are part of anti-coronavirus measures, but what needs to come first is that everybody takes the utmost precaution at any time so that the Games can proceed while keeping participants and the Japanese public safe.
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