Japan’s Olympic Minister insists the rearranged Tokyo2020 Games must be held “at any cost”, while the International Olympic Committee says only that it is committed to delivering a safe event.
But with less than a year before the July 23-Aug. 8 Games are due to start, the hugest of question marks remains over whether they can ever take place.
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Questions for Classroom Discussion
- What is economic impact?
- How has the pandemic impacted the sports industry?
- Why do you think it is so important to Japan that the Tokyo Games take place in 2021 without any further postponements?
- What do you think must happen for the Tokyo Games to take place as scheduled in 2021 from an event management standpoint?
- How might limiting the number of fans in attendance impact the Games both from a safety perspective and from a financial perspective?