For some reason, a Florida official thinks that the state could host the Olympics in six months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he wants to examine the reasons behind the Japanese public's concerns about hosting the Games this summer after recent polls showed around 80% were opposed to the event going ahead in July. While much of Japan is under a state of emergency due to a third wave of COVID-19 infections, organisers and the government have vowed to forge ahead with preparations for the postponed Games, which are due to run from July 23 to Aug. 8. "I know there are those in Japan who question holding the event," Pound told the Asahi newspaper in comments published Wednesday in Japanese.
The Boston Marathon is set for Oct. 11, six months after its usual Patriots' Day date after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.