Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago. Photo: Reuters
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago. Photo: Reuters

Tokyo Olympics: as Japan struggles to contain coronavirus, pressure builds on athletes to withdraw

  • Swimmer Rikako Ikee, who qualified for the Japanese team two years after being diagnosed with leukaemia, addressed calls for her to quit over the weekend
  • Support for the Olympics has been undermined by Japan’s slow vaccine roll-out and the fact that infection rates in Tokyo have not declined

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Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago. Photo: Reuters
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago. Photo: Reuters
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