Staging games a tough call

Only two global wars have stopped the Olympics from taking place. But as the world continues to battle Covid-19, the status of the Tokyo Games remains in doubt, even as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Wednesday reiterated that the organisers were committed to holding a “successful and safe” Games this year.

The 32nd Games have already been pushed back a year and with another postponement not an option, it leaves a cancellation as a possible outcome.

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