The decision to host the 2020 Olympic was made on September 7, 2013. Although there were some confusions, such as the redesign of the stadium and a large upward revision of the original budget, I thought that the 2020 Olympics would be an event to show off Tokyo’s excellence to the world, as the Rugby World Cup in 2019 held in Japan.


However, the Covit19 Pandemic has changed all. There are many opinions on the pros and cons of holding the Olympics, and I can fully understand why people are against it. I don’t think that the government and the organizing committee have given enough explanation to the people. On the other hand, when I think about the athletes who have prepared for this event, I thought it would not be easy to cancel it.


Once the games started, I was completely impressed by the athletes’ performance. I understand that we have to discuss and review the confusion over the management of the games and the debate over the safe hosting of the games, but I am honestly happy that the games were held for the athletes. I think one of the great things about the Olympics/Paralympics is that it brings attention to things that we don’t usually pay much attention to, like archery, skateboarding, judo, and weightlifting. I am very happy for the Japanese people that the softball team won the gold medal, beating the USA. Softball will not be an sport event in the Paris Games, but I sincerely hope that it will be revived as soon as possible.


This year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics brought to light the fact that the Games have deviated greatly from their original philosophy. I believe that this should be reviewed in the future management of the Games. For now, I just want to wish all the athletes the best of luck in their efforts.

Published by freerthanbird/鳥よりも自由

旅行、サイクリング、ゴルフ、ダイビング、ドローンなどを勝手気ままに楽しんでいます。フィリピンの企業に勤め、フィリピンで生活しています。 I enjoy traveling, cycling, golf, diving, and drones at will. I am a Japanese, work for a company in the Philippines and live in the Philippines.

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