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Having been pushed back a year, the Tokyo Olympics are set to begin in just a matter of days. This is despite the fact that Tokyo have just been moved in an emergency lockdown.

Contract obligations and global pandemics do not usually go hand-in-hand, and the games will go on even with no crowds. It is a given that Tokyo, who would have expected tourism to boom as a result of hosting the games, did not expect Covid-19 to result in what will be a dramatic financial loss.

Find out the reasons why it has not yet been called off, how different the games will look and feel this year and the positives and negatives of either option.


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