Less than 48 hours after Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, gave a speech of optimism and confidence on the organization of the Tokyo Olympics, leaving only the question of the number of spectators without considering the possibility that the Games were. Being held behind closed doors, the feasibility issue of the event, which has already been postponed from 2020 to 2021, is once again exacerbated.
Three months from the start of the Olympic Games, a The Japanese Prime Minister came to declare the third state of emergency for Tokyo and three other provinces, as a way to contain the spread of Covid-19. Scenario reinforcing the premise of canceling the Games, which was approved last week by the “second man” of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (in power), Toshihiro Nikai, and immediately denied the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Summer Olympic Games Seko Hashimoto.
Now, after the declaration of the third state of emergency by Yoshihide Suga, to be implemented between April 25 and May 11 – the possibility of an extension in time if the required improvements are not excluded – some questions have been raised about timing His selection, which coincides with Thomas Bach’s upcoming visit to Tokyo, on May 12, has led to distrust of the government’s priorities, compromises the interests and pressures of organizing the Olympic Games, and puts the issue of public health in the background.
With the delayed vaccination campaign and the increase in COVID-19 cases, the plan to proceed with a “safe and protected” event is becoming increasingly debatable, as recommended by Yoshihide Suga, who is committed to turning the Olympics into a symbol of humanity’s victory over the pandemic.
The Olympic Games are scheduled to start on July 23, when the closing ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 8 (the Paralympic Games are scheduled to take place between August 24 and September 5), but in Japan, after the state’s decision not to receive foreign fans, there is a feeling Growing about further postponement or even canceling the contest.