A Tokyo Olympics volunteer wearing a facemask poses with volleyballs behind a protective plexiglass plate at the media centre ahead of the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
A Tokyo Olympics volunteer wearing a facemask poses with volleyballs behind a protective plexiglass plate at the media centre ahead of the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: 10,000 volunteers hit the hurdles of Covid-19, chaos and not much to do

  • Around one in 10 of the 110,000 people who had signed up as volunteers for the Tokyo Olympics are thought to have thrown in the towel
  • Coronavirus fears put off many, while some ran in to organisational problems. For others there is a mental barrier: boredom

A Tokyo Olympics volunteer wearing a facemask poses with volleyballs behind a protective plexiglass plate at the media centre ahead of the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
A Tokyo Olympics volunteer wearing a facemask poses with volleyballs behind a protective plexiglass plate at the media centre ahead of the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE