Olympic rings back in Tokyo Bay; a sign of hope in pandemic
By admin - 2018-12-18 07:14:27
Tokyo’s back to action with the five Olympic rings in place again at Tokyo Bay. Here are the highlights:
- Due to the pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics were put on hold until 2021, so the rings were removed for maintenance.
- They’re now at a barge in the shadow on Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge.
- The multi-colored rings stand about 15 meters tall and 33 meters in length.
- They’ll light the rings at night for the Tokyo Olympics starting July 23, 2021, and the Paralympics on Aug. 24.
- These rings were shown in early 2020 before the postponement in March.
- The reappearance of the rings shows a vote of confidence that the organizers and the International Olympic Committee is planning to be ready for 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes to safely enter Japan during the pandemic.
- Of course, this will depend on the positive effects of the vaccine, rapid testing, and strict rules to keep athletes, staff, and fans safe.
- Taxpayers are covering most of the tab as the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, which is in the realm of $3 billion.
- By early 2021, things will become more concrete on how they’ll permit fans to the premises from abroad, which will certainly affect revenue.