With growing opposition towards allowing the Tokyo Olympics to happen, some people are wondering if the Games will still happen. The answer to that question is “yes” as Senior International Olympic Committee member Richard Pound was excited to say in an interview.
Pound told the Evening Standard British newspaper “Barring Armageddon that we can’t see or anticipate, these things are a go,”. As of right now, Tokyo is under COVID-19 state of emergency and IOC Vice President John Coates said the Games will start July 23 if there is a state of emergency or not.
Yesterday, the first major group of athletes arrived in Tokyo to set up at the Olympic base. The group was Australia’s softball team who have access to the Olympic base in Japan. Sources say they are not postponing the Olympics due to the economic impact it has.
It starts with billions of dollars that are at risk, a contract that is biased towards the IOC, and decisions made by the Japanese government that can help keep the Prime Minister’s job.
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