Unless there is a last minute change of heart which I’m holding out hope for, the Tokyo Olympics begin Friday.
As much of a sports fan as I am, I’m advocating that the Games be postponed to 2024. There are concerns that overzealous promoters are ignoring warning signs, and that too many athletes are testing COVID positive. On top of that, COVID doesn’t seem to be under control in Japan.
It just doesn’t seem to make sense to hold the Games now – as it did not last year. Usually, I’m an advocate for sports continuing to go on, and that they’re a part of society on the whole. To my “Spidey Sense”, something seems wrong here.
If I were an IOC official, I would simply give Tokyo the next Olympics in 2024 and move everyone else on the schedule back four years and more time to prepare for their Olympics. Move Paris to 2028 and LA to 2032.
That’s how I’d fix it. Probably makes too much sense to happen.