The Tokyo Olympics: downside risks prevail

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Will the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games be held from July 24 this year? It is a contentious question that has attracted growing interest, particularly since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 (coronavirus) a pandemic on March 11. The fate of the Tokyo Games depends largely on how soon the spread of Covid-19 will be contained in Japan and globally. It also hinges on how soon the Japanese public will feel safe and confident about holding the world’s most important sporting event in

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