Coronavirus ends Japan’s Tokyo Games showcase plans…for now

Labourers work at a site near the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo on March 27, 2020, three days after the historic decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. PHOTO | PHILIP FONG |

What you need to know:

  • In 2020, Japan dubbed its Games the Olympics of Recovery following the devastating tsunami, earthquake and nuclear meltdown of 2011, but it was not to be as coronavirus has robbed the diligent, meticulous and obsessively self-reliant nation the opportunity to showcase its recovery

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