A Risk of Olympic Proportions

In a rush to hold the Games
The IOC has made
A call so wrong, pretending
We’re back to normal grade

There is no gold medal for pretending
the world has returned to normal when it hasn’t

110 positive cases in Olympic Village before opening ceremony
19 new cases a few days later

When teams return home there is real possibility virus will be
introduced to hitherto uninfected populations
Some people don’t want to acknowledge this possibility


Coronavirus Delta variant pushing Tokyo’s health system to the brink as city hosts Olympics

“I think we’re close to a collapse of the medical care system as we can’t respond any further,” Dr Shiraishi said. 

Tokyo prepares for possible disaster — while also hosting Games 

Olympic spectacle will go on

“There is no such option,” the country’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said when asked whether he would consider cancellation.

I don’t understand why it could not
have been delayed another year

What the IOC says goes….

Don Matthews
July 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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