Will Novak Djokovic, who has competed in the last three Olympics, agree to be vaccinated to compete in Tokyo? Photo: EPA Will Novak Djokovic, who has competed in the last three Olympics, agree to be vaccinated to compete in Tokyo? Photo: EPA
Will Novak Djokovic, who has competed in the last three Olympics, agree to be vaccinated to compete in Tokyo? Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Tokyo 2020: vaccine needed to save Olympics, but will anti-vaxxer crowd and athlete hesitation prove too much?

  • Novak Djokovic’s opposition to being vaccinated for Covid-19 raises a host of questions
  • If Tokyo 2020 goes off next year, will vaccinations be mandatory for athletes to compete in the Olympics?

Will Novak Djokovic, who has competed in the last three Olympics, agree to be vaccinated to compete in Tokyo? Photo: EPA Will Novak Djokovic, who has competed in the last three Olympics, agree to be vaccinated to compete in Tokyo? Photo: EPA
Will Novak Djokovic, who has competed in the last three Olympics, agree to be vaccinated to compete in Tokyo? 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.