Weekend Reads Olympic 2032: IOC Executive Committee proposes Brisbane
Yes. Tokyo Olympics are 'a go' despite opposition, pandemic
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 on July 23 — state of emergency, or no state of emergency.
The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee proposed the Australian city of Brisbane for election as an organizer of the summer games 2032.
This was announced by the IOC. The final decision on the awarding of the XXXV games. Olympia to Brisbane meets the IOC session on July 21 in Tokyo.
The decision of the executive was based on a report of the Future Host Commission, which the project Brisbane 2032 has analyzed in detail in recent months. The IOC leadership has decided unanimously for Brisbane. After this preliminary decision, the German project of the Rhine-Ruhr initiative is to be applied for 2032, probably finally ended.
What the numbers says about Japan's efforts to host the Olympics amid COVID-19 .
A large swath of Japan is under a state of emergency and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has been slow as the start Olympics approach next month.After largely containing the virus and avoiding massive outbreaks in the early stages of the pandemic, Japan has seen a spike in cases and deaths in recent months. Hospitals in some parts of the country have been under strain. And government officials have failed to quickly approve and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the country's 126 million residents, leaving only 3% of the population fully vaccinated.