Challenges Aplenty Remain for Tokyo’s Pandemic Olympics

The Olympic rings glow in the dark after being reinstalled in Tokyo Bay off Odaiba Marine Park on Dec. 1, 2020, after they underwent a safety inspection and maintenance. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Japanese prime minister and International Olympic Committee chief promised the Tokyo Games will demonstrate the world is winning the war against the coronavirus pandemic. But is it really a good idea to go ahead with the Olympics?

With the recent approval and rollout of vaccines in Britain, the United States and elsewhere, as well as the indication that Japan could be doing the same in the early months of 2021, signs are that an end could be in sight.

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