Fans cheer after Japan clinched the softball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 27. Photo: AFP Fans cheer after Japan clinched the softball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 27. Photo: AFP
Fans cheer after Japan clinched the softball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 27. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: public sentiment towards Games shifts even as state of emergency extended

  • Japanese athletes have been racking up gold medals, including several firsts. With 15 gold medals so far, the country is close to matching its record haul
  • Rising tide of positivity could be stalled by the decision to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and expand the measure to four more regions

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Fans cheer after Japan clinched the softball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 27. Photo: AFP Fans cheer after Japan clinched the softball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 27. Photo: AFP
Fans cheer after Japan clinched the softball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 27. Photo: AFP
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