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Tokyo Olympics: Olympic Games at what cost? | To The Point

DW, 03 Jun 2021
Just weeks to go now to the beginning of the summer Olympics in Japan. Preparations, though, have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
And, as many as eighty percent of the Japanese say they want the Olympics called off. But: the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee insist the huge event will go ahead even if there are no foreign spectators and the athletes compete in empty stadiums. Many are wondering: what's the point? And are giant sports events like the Olympics perhaps a thing of the past?


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