It’s just over three months until the Olympics begin in Tokyo, yet there are many questions to be answered before that happens.
The biggest question is will the Olympics even take place in 2021 after they were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic? What we do know is that they are still on for now, but will be held without international spectators.
That may be extended to Japanese spectators as well as places such as Tokyo and Osaka are dealing with rising numbers of coronavirus infections and many are variants of concern.
Of course, there are concerns with travel by athletes to Tokyo and accommodation once they get there.
As it stands right now, Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes will represent Canada on the men’s side in golf and Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp will compete on the women’s side.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson said he wouldn’t be participating because the Tokyo Olympics fell during a busy stretch of the PGA Tour season. It remains to be seen if any more marquee golfers bow out due to COVID-19 as they did in 2016, citing concerns about the Zika virus in Rio.
All the uncertainty surrounding the Tokyo Olympics and the ongoing pandemic brings us to this week’s question in the GNN Poll. Should they be held at all?
You can answer below or on the GNN home page and if you’d like to add a few thoughts on this subject, please use the Comments section below.
With rising numbers of coronavirus infections in Japan and around the world, should the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo be held this summer?
- No (84%)
- Yes (16%)