Athletes will be inside a bubble during the Tokyo Olympics even as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on in Japan. Illustration: Joe Lo Athletes will be inside a bubble during the Tokyo Olympics even as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on in Japan. Illustration: Joe Lo
Athletes will be inside a bubble during the Tokyo Olympics even as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on in Japan. Illustration: Joe Lo

Analysis |
Tokyo Olympics: IOC puts Covid-19 risks on athletes’ shoulders as groups hit out at ‘Playbook’ and medical experts express concern

  • The IOC Playbook – a blueprint for Covid-19 safety measures – has a clause that absolves organisers of any responsibility should an athlete test positive
  • World Players United says it is ‘unconscionable’ that athletes should assume the risk as leading epidemiologist says it’s too late for everyone to be vaccinated

Knowledge |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Athletes will be inside a bubble during the Tokyo Olympics even as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on in Japan. Illustration: Joe Lo Athletes will be inside a bubble during the Tokyo Olympics even as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on in Japan. Illustration: Joe Lo
Athletes will be inside a bubble during the Tokyo Olympics even as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on in Japan. Illustration: Joe Lo
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