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Tokyo Olympics: Should Japan Cancel?

The Japanese government extended the country's state of emergency, its third of the COVID-19 pandemic, through June 20. That will leave just one month before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. Polling shows a majority of the nation opposes having the games at all. But International Olympic Committee leadership insists the event will happen. Japan has already committed billions to infrastructure and massive amounts of broadcast money are at stake, but so is public health.

Tokyo Olympics: Should Japan Cancel?

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