The heats for the Olympics men’s 100m race at the National Stadium in Tokyo on May 9, 2021. Photo: AFP
The heats for the Olympics men’s 100m race at the National Stadium in Tokyo on May 9, 2021. Photo: AFP

US athletes likely to be in safest position to travel to Tokyo Olympics, expert says

  • The US has advised citizens to avoid all travel to Japan as a state of emergency looks set to be extended in nine prefectures
  • While US and Hong Kong athletes say they have faith in the safety standards, an expert says the US travel warning will ‘cause concern’ for developing nations

The heats for the Olympics men’s 100m race at the National Stadium in Tokyo on May 9, 2021. Photo: AFP
The heats for the Olympics men’s 100m race at the National Stadium in Tokyo on May 9, 2021. Photo: AFP
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