Yes. Tokyo Olympics Are ‘a Go’ Despite Opposition, Pandemic

Tokyo is under a COVID-19 state of emergency, but IOC Vice President John Coates has said the games will open on July 23.

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FILE - In this May 9, 2021, file photo, a general view of National Stadium during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. IOC officials say the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23 and almost nothing now can stop the games from going forward. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
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TOKYO (AP) — Will the postponed Tokyo Olympics open despite rising opposition and the pandemic? The answer is almost certainly “yes.” Senior International Olympic Committee member Richard Pound was emphatic in an interview with a British newspaper. “Barring Armageddon that we can’t see or anticipate, these things are a go,” Pound told the Evening Standard. Tokyo is under a COVID-19 state of emergency, but IOC Vice President John Coates has said the games will open…

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