A man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Photo: AP A man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Photo: AP
A man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Photo: AP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Faster, Higher, Stronger by Jonathan White

Tokyo 2020: Covid-19 and fake news make this toughest Olympics yet

  • Athletes have begun to turn their backs on social media as rumours swirl over delayed Summer Games, despite IOC’s best efforts
  • Organisers were aware of risk back in 2017 but could not have predicted the trouble ahead because of global pandemic

A man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Photo: AP A man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Photo: AP
A man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.