Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is in jeopardy, and Beijing 2022 looks like a serious question mark. Where do we go from here? Photo: EPA Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is in jeopardy, and Beijing 2022 looks like a serious question mark. Where do we go from here? Photo: EPA
Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is in jeopardy, and Beijing 2022 looks like a serious question mark. Where do we go from here? Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022: Covid-19 and ‘Cold War’ sees clock tick on the next two Olympics

  • The coronavirus pandemic still threatens Tokyo 2020, now delayed to 2021, as the world waits for a vaccine
  • Beijing’s geopolitical tensions only appear to be rising with a number of nations in advance of the 2022 Winter Games

Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is in jeopardy, and Beijing 2022 looks like a serious question mark. Where do we go from here? Photo: EPA Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is in jeopardy, and Beijing 2022 looks like a serious question mark. Where do we go from here? Photo: EPA
Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is in jeopardy, and Beijing 2022 looks like a serious question mark. Where do we go from here? Photo: EPA
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.