2021: The Troubled Games of the XXXll Olympiad

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Quelle: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 19 | Issue 6 | Number 7 | Article ID 5563 | Mar 15, 2021

Tokyo 2020-21: The Troubled Games of the XXXll Olympiad

Gavan McCormack

On 25 March, the Olympic Torch Relay is to set out from Fukushima with its “sacred flame” on a grand national circuit, visiting all 47 of the country’s prefectures and arriving at the Tokyo Games venue for the opening ceremony on 23 July. But will this scenario really play out? Even as the countdown to the Olympic opening ceremony proceeds, in the shadow of the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster and the Covid pandemic there are reports that cancelation might be imminent. ....

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