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Japan girds for a surreal Olympics, and questions are plenty – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-07-19 02:57:37 –

Tens of thousands of visiting athletes, officials and the media have landed in Japan for the Summer Olympics unlike any other.

There are no foreign fans or local fans at the venue in the Tokyo area.

The surge in viral cases has caused yet another state of emergency.

And local vaccination campaigns are struggling to catch up.

When athletes and their aides arrive, they are trapped in a bubble. Government minds and GPS try to track every move of a visitor. Alcohol is reduced or banned, and through all of it there is inevitable knowledge of the suffering that COVID has caused here and around the world.

It’s all a surreal Olympics.



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