A pedestrian walks past a billboard featuring Japanese athletes to promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on July 20. Photo: EPA-EFE A pedestrian walks past a billboard featuring Japanese athletes to promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on July 20. Photo: EPA-EFE
A pedestrian walks past a billboard featuring Japanese athletes to promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on July 20. Photo: EPA-EFE
Syed Munir Khasru
Opinion

Opinion

Syed Munir Khasru

Amid a pandemic, Tokyo Olympics is a disaster waiting to happen

  • As a growing number of athletes report positive Covid-19 tests, the system of preventive rules set by host Japan and the IOC is already showing cracks before the Games even begin

A pedestrian walks past a billboard featuring Japanese athletes to promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on July 20. Photo: EPA-EFE A pedestrian walks past a billboard featuring Japanese athletes to promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on July 20. Photo: EPA-EFE
A pedestrian walks past a billboard featuring Japanese athletes to promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on July 20. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Syed Munir Khasru

Syed Munir Khasru

Professor Syed Munir Khasru is chairman of the international think tank, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) with a presence in Dhaka, Delhi, Melbourne, Vienna, and Dubai.