The Covid-19 virus continues to rear its ugly head, as the virus is ravaging Tokyo. New case numbers continue to rise at an alarming rate, which forced the Japanese government to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo. There will likely be no fans in attendance, although that decision has yet to be made. The president of the IOC arrived in Tokyo Thursday to attend a meeting where a final decision about fan attendance is expected.
The Olympics are set to kick off on July 23rd and go until August 8th. The Paralympics will then take place in late August. Which means most of the Olympics and Paralympics will take place during a state of emergency. The Olympics were cancelled last year after the Coronavirus shut down the sports world, but as of now the games are still on despite heavy opposition from the people of Japan.