COVID, protest, racism: The ‘no-fun Olympics’

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony officially kicks off the international sporting event. [Leonhard Foeger/Reuters] (Reuters)

COVID-19, racism, anti-Semitism and a crackdown on protest — all dark clouds hanging over this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee made a huge gamble in postponing the event to 2021. Has it paid off?

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Jules Boykoff (@julesboykoff), political scientist, former Olympian, and author of Activism and the Olympics

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Source: Al Jazeera