Olympics: Tokyo Games Still a Go with No Spectators


The Olympic Games are arguably the biggest event fin the sports world. In 2020, the Olympics event was postponed due to Covid-19. Ever since the delay, there have been talks about how and when the Olympics will happen. Fast forward to July 2021 ;The Olympic Games have been set and all athletes that have qualified are ready to bring home the gold. 

Qualifications for the Olympics were also postponed, which meant that athletes had to wait a whole year before they could compete for the Olympic team spot. This was heartbreaking tbecause Olympic athletes construct their lives and training around it, so for it to be postponed was a huge disappointment. Athletes can’t train for a couple months and expect a good outcome. It takes constant training and recovery to have a chance at bringing home a medal.

These athletes are ready to say they are Olympians. 

Today, it was announced that the Olympics will go on, but there will be no spectators. According to the Associated Press, “Fans were banned from the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics which will open in two weeks, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said after meeting with IOC and Japanese organizers.” Not many people can say they have been spectators at the Olympic Games, so the people it affects the most are the athletes. There will be no fans to cheer them on.

The Summer Olympics start July 23rd. Fans can watch the Opening Ceremony, keep up to date with results from games, and see the live stream of events at nbcolympics.com.