Trouble stirs amid the quest for gold and glory

Summer Olympics Jul 7, 2021

Trouble stirs amid the quest for gold and glory

by Alex K.T. Martin

Was it an ominous premonition or just another blunder by a gaffe-prone politician? During an Upper House finance committee meeting on March 18 last year, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso described how exceptional events seem to overshadow the Olympics in 40-year intervals. Take the 1940 iterations, ...