A woman walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum, in Tokyo, in March 2020. Photo: Reuters A woman walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum, in Tokyo, in March 2020. Photo: Reuters
A woman walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum, in Tokyo, in March 2020. Photo: Reuters
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Will the ‘cursed’ Tokyo Olympics go ahead? Saving face might prove more important than fans’ presence

  • Public support for the Games, which have cost Japan US$15.4 billion already, has dropped to new lows
  • With another postponement out of the question, the show must surely go on?

A woman walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum, in Tokyo, in March 2020. Photo: Reuters A woman walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum, in Tokyo, in March 2020. Photo: Reuters
A woman walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum, in Tokyo, in March 2020. Photo: Reuters
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.