Tonight, the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially begin with the opening ceremony. It will be a Games like none before it, with its host city, Tokyo, under a state of emergency and COVID-19 still very much a threat to the public.
In Part 2 of this two-part look at the long and tumultuous road to the Olympics, we discuss heat, corruption and the endless run of scandals that followed when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a one-year postponement of the Games.
- Twists and turns: Retracing Tokyo’s tumultuous path to the Olympics (Alex K.T. Martin, The Japan Times)
- Heat risks add to challenges for Tokyo’s pandemic-hit Olympics (Oscar Boyd, The Japan Times)
- The Olympic opening ceremony that wasn’t (Patrick St. Michel, The Japan Times)
- The sexism scandal engulfing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (Deep Dive)
- Keigo Oyamada quits Olympic opening ceremony role over past bullying (The Japan Times)
- Director of Olympics opening ceremony ousted over past comments on Holocaust (The Japan Times)
- More companies pull out of Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony (The Japan Times)
- The Japan Times’ coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (The Japan Times)
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