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Tokyo Olympics: with eight weeks to the Games, is Japan delaying day of reckoning amid torrent of warnings?

Japan on Friday marked exactly eight weeks until the July 23 opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games, but the countdown to the largest sporting event in the nation’s history continues to be marred by a torrent of bad news.Amid rumours of a boycott by South Korea over a territorial dispute, increasingly dire warnings about the Covid-19 pandemic from medical experts, and growing concerns among athletes due to travel to Tokyo, the Japanese government on Friday evening extended a state of emergency for…

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