Japanese are the single most neurotic group on earth, and even they’re sick of this virus hoax.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday that Japan would hold the Summer Olympics regardless of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and was working closely with the International Olympic Committee to make them happen.
“We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori said, adding that the discussion should focus on how, not whether, the Olympics will happen.
“We must consider new ways of hosting the Olympics” as a part of that, he said.
Mori added that while working together had its difficulties, Tokyo 2020 organisers and the IOC had a strong relationship.
Mori was speaking at the start of a meeting with Japan’s Sports Research Commission.
In reality, the Olympics are run by a committee, and Japan doesn’t have the ability to unilaterally decide this.
They know no one is going to come anyway, and they’re just trying to get it over with, so the country doesn’t have this specter hanging over them.
When the West comes in and inevitably tells them they aren’t allowed to do this, they need to just cancel it completely.
What they’re tying to do is make this a long, drawn-out, painful process. That way, when they start to bring some of this stuff back in 4-5 years from now when everyone in the West is living in poverty, it will seem like a huge return to normalcy.
It’s a shame, because they really did have the best logo ever.