100 Days: Tokyo Olympics Marked by Footnotes and Asterisks

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Tokyo pitched itself as “a safe pair of hands” when it was awarded the Olympics 7 1/2 years ago.

“The certainty was a crucial factor,” Craig Reedie, an IOC vice president at the time, said after the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires.

Now, nothing is certain as Tokyo’s postponed Olympics hit the 100-days-to-go mark on Wednesday. Despite surging cases of COVID-19, myriad scandals and overwhelming public opposition in Japan to holding the Games, organizers and the IOC are pushing on.

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