The countdown is on — 100 days until the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Despite surging coronavirus cases and overwhelming public opposition in Japan to holding the Olympics, organizers are pushing on.
The postponed Tokyo Olympics open in 100 days. Tokyo was awarded the Olympics as “a safe pair of hands.” Nothing is certain now. Organizers and the IOC push on despite COVID-19 risks, myriad scandals, and public opposition in Japan to holding the Games. https://t.co/icCmw3B77K
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 14, 2021
The Games were originally supposed to be held last summer but were postponed because of COVID-19.
The opening ceremonies are now set for July 23.
The official price tag for the Summer Olympics is $15.4 billion for 17 days of events.
Do you think the Olympics should still be held? What are your favorite summer events to watch?