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The Show Must Go On – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Arranging an advisory group for the delayed 2020 Olympic Games made sure the occasion will proceed regardless of wellbeing alerts, lack of public support. The organizing committee of the deferred 2020 Olympic Games has precluded holding the occasion this year without onlookers notwithstanding mounting health fears amid the Covid pandemic. A choice to delay the 2020 Games was taken in March a year ago yet the Japanese government, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have all openly said the occasion will proceed this year.
Japan has announced over 384,000 instances of the Covid, including more than 5,500 deaths. A highly sensitive situation in Tokyo and three different territories was pronounced for the current month for the second time after a stunning ascent in cases in December a year ago. The organizing committee told Al Jazeera in a statement that “we are not willing to see the Games without spectators”. “Tokyo 2020 is making efforts to accommodate spectators as much as possible while implementing thorough measures to prevent infection, the upper limit on the number of spectators will be in line with the limits in force in Japan at the time,” it said in the statement.
On Friday, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed to convey “hope and courage” to the world by facilitating the Olympic Games despite fears that the occasion – booked to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021 – might be dropped because of the Covid pandemic. He said Japan was “determined to deliver hope and courage to the world” by ensuring the Games are held.
On Wednesday, IOC President Thomas Bach told a news meeting, the association’s “task is to prepare Olympic Games, not cancel them” after he was pushed on a report that the public authority will drop the occasion. “Our task is also to make Olympic dreams of athletes come true,” Bach said. “We are working day and night to organize a safe Games and won’t add fuel to all these kinds of speculations”. In conversations with all 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) last week, they expressed confidence, enthusiasm, and hope for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 this summer”, the statement added.
Recently, a report citing an anonymous government official said it was “too difficult” to hold the occasion given the rising cases and new Covid strains across the world. “Nobody can predict the health situation in 206 NOCs and this, naturally and unfortunately, leads to speculations which are hurting the athletes in their preparations to overcome the challenges they face”, added IOC’s Bach.
Furthermore, there have been notice calls by health specialists on what holding the Olympic Games – with or without observers – during the pandemic could mean for Japan and the world. Toshio Nakagawa, leader of the Japan Medical Association, said “it is beyond the realm of imagination to expect to acknowledge (foreigners)” thinking about the present status of the pandemic. Haruo Ozaki, executive of the Tokyo Medical Association, said the Olympic Games should proceed yet without fans through and through. “I believe we should abandon the idea of holding the event and inviting people from around the world to Tokyo”, Ozaki was quoted as saying by The Asahi Shimbun. “When we think about the athletes, the Games should be held. The basic objective of the Olympic Games is to have athletes gather in one place for competition. If that’s considered the objective, discussions should begin about holding the Games without spectators. “If the central government wants to hold the Olympics, it should present a specific road map that sets out goals for how much new cases need to be decreased and by when”.
A study completed by Kyodo News recently uncovered that roughly 80% of individuals in Japan need the Games to be dropped or rescheduled. Japan expects to begin its overall inoculation crusade in May, only two months before the rescheduled Games are going to begin. The mind-set on Tokyo’s road, consequently, stays negative. A report in the Japan Times said holding the Games without onlookers would cost Japan 2.4 trillion yen ($22.9bn). On Thursday, the Reuters news organization revealed Japan’s Olympic patrons were downsizing promoting efforts and postponing showcasing occasions identified with the 2020 Olympics. Ordinance’s CFO, Toshizo Tanaka, was cited as saying the organization was working under the presumption that the occasion would proceed as arranged. In any case, for 27-year-old Taisuke Iwasaki, holding the Games will add to the hardships of the Japanese public, and settling homegrown issues ought to be the public authority’s need.