Let The Games Begin! Hopefully!

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 20, 2021, file photo, a woman wearing a protective mask walks in front of a Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics display at the Tokyo Metropolitan government in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics have already broken new ground because of the 12-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, pushing it into an odd-numbered year for the first time. But with no fans permitted in Japan, foreign or local, it has the undesirable distinction of being the first Games to be held with no spectators. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Whatever the exact opposite of a vote of confidence is, we heard it come out of the month of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games chief Toshiro Muto on Tuesday. 

When asked at a press conference three days before the Opening Ceremonies if the Games might still be cancelled, he certainly did not rule it out. 

“We can’t predict what will happen with the number of coronavirus cases. So we will continue discussions if there is a spike in cases.

“We have agreed that based on the coronavirus situation, we will convene five-party talks again. At this point, the coronavirus cases may rise or fall, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises.”

There have been 67 cases of COVID amongst officials and athletes since July 1. 

Japan’s vaccination program has been a disaster, well below other developed countries. 

An alternate on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team tested positive, but officials said he had very little if any contact with star gymnast Simone Biles. 

The first competition is Thursday, a day before Opening Ceremonies without fans. 

Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride as the once delayed Games try to make it to conclusion. Le

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