A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tokyo 2020 event poster in the Japanese capital. Photo: EPA A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tokyo 2020 event poster in the Japanese capital. Photo: EPA
A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tokyo 2020 event poster in the Japanese capital. Photo: EPA
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Tokyo 2020 can’t go ahead ‘no matter what’ – Covid-19 needs to be beaten

  • Message is that Olympics and Paralympics will take place ‘Covid-19 or no Covid-19’ but it is too soon to say where world will be next July
  • IOC VP John Coates says this could be ‘greatest games ever’ but it risks being the worst if the pandemic is not under control globally

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tokyo 2020 event poster in the Japanese capital. Photo: EPA A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tokyo 2020 event poster in the Japanese capital. Photo: EPA
A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tokyo 2020 event poster in the Japanese capital. Photo: EPA
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