We are sorry but Japan has absolutely NO SAY. It’s IOC alone that can decide. (Like the venue change of Marathon?) We worry about safety of athletes and we do hope it’s postponed. (Cancelling would be so disheartening: Tokyo 2020 was criticised in Japan due to the humongous budget that should have been put in recovery efforts of 2011 disaster.
So, sorry that you think “Japan is being selfish”or “The IOC wants Japan to be the ones to officially cancel or postpone” or (it’s) the way for Japan to win...”. It hurts to see these comments. Anyway, delay to Sep-Nov is impossible because NBC has the broadcasting rights (clash with NBL etc?) and 2021 is not an option unless the IOC changes Olympic Charter. So, what “symbol of hope” would you expect from Japan, Mr Bach?? ...(*´-' )
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Isn’t it basic human rights to be able to cover one’s face for medical, religious or cultural reasons? I suffer from asthma and wearing masks significantly makes breathing easier, as it regulates moisture/temperature level and lowers risks of contacting with airborne allergens. Not wearing it should be the user’s choice, which I excercise depending on the situation.
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