Sport Tokyo 2021: These games whose Japanese do not want
Bach tells angry Japanese public cancelling the Games is NOT an option
Last week, Tokyo went into a state of emergency that will last for the duration of the OIympic Games and banned fans from attending nearly all events amid a rise in coronavirus cases . That state of emergency will be in place across the duration of the Games, which runs from July 23 until August 8 and people have protested against it going ahead outside of the hotel Bach is staying in.Despite looking to appease concerns from the Japanese public, Bach embarrassingly slipped up on his words and called the Japanese people 'Chinese people'.
How did Japan find themselves forced to organize the Olympic Games whose population does not want? At the approach of the opening of the Tokyo Games, Friday, July 23, Philippe Mesmer, correspondent to the "world" in the Japanese capital, explains in this podcast the reluctance of the population on the spot.
After being postponed by one year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games will begin Friday, July 23 in Tokyo by the traditional opening ceremony.
But these Olympics are particularly morous: not only the epidemic goes back to Japan (and it imposes drastic constraints in the organization of the Games), but in addition the Japanese population is hostile to hold these events.
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Philippe Mesmer, the correspondent of the world in Tokyo, explains why, in this episode of the podcast "the hour of the world", and returns to the stubbornness of the Japanese government to organize these games at all costs.
An episode produced by Esther Michon, directed by Matthieu Gasnier and presented by Morgane Tual, with the voice of Karim el Hadjto know more about the opposition of the Japanese OJ: Analysis: OJ of Tokyo: Between rebound of the epidemic and maintenance of competitions, the flight forward of the government of Yoshihide Sugarecit: In Japan, the fear of an "Olympic variant" analysis: the Japanese do not want Olympics From Tokyo, the Suga Government under pressure from the transcryment: the Tokyo Olympic Games, in camera and under state of Urgencerteillonte all the articles of the Writing on the Tokyo Olympics 2021
Aussies touched out of silver in thrilling relay .
Australia stormed home to claim a bronze medal and narrowly missed out on silver as Great Britain flexed their muscles.Australia stormed home to claim a bronze medal and narrowly missed out on silver as Great Britain flexed their muscles in the men's 4x200m relay at the Tokyo Olympics.