Brazil and China players line up for their Olympic women’s football match before near-empty stands on Wednesday in Miyagi. Photo: AFP
Brazil and China players line up for their Olympic women’s football match before near-empty stands on Wednesday in Miyagi. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Tokyo 2020: Japan needs Olympic stars to shine to appease sceptical public

  • Will sport be the winner after mundane start to action, with home nation thrashing Australia in softball?
  • Japan will be hoping swimmer Rikako Ikee, tennis star Naomi Osaka and badminton player Momota Kento can deliver the goods

Brazil and China players line up for their Olympic women’s football match before near-empty stands on Wednesday in Miyagi. Photo: AFP
Brazil and China players line up for their Olympic women’s football match before near-empty stands on Wednesday in Miyagi. Photo: AFP
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