For now, the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead. But at what cost?
With COVID-19 still running rampant in many parts of the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has prepared “ playbooks ” for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, set to begin in July. There are four books, each aimed at a specific group: international federations, athletes and officials, press, and broadcasters. The aim of these playbooks is to outline the rules that will ensure a safe and successful event. Several commentators consider the games going ahead without a guarantee of safety as “ irresponsible ”. However, the IOC president, Thomas Bach, responded : Our task is to organise Olympic […]