What does the “Olympic Curse” have to do with Tokyo 2020?
Howard Snyder, TorchStone’s Asia Specialist, writing in the Asia Times examines the plans the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOCOG) and Olympic stakeholders are developing to successfully hold Tokyo 2020 in 2021. TOCOG has outlined three central principles for a simplified games – providing a safe environment, minimizing costs and ensuring safety and sustainability. This will translate into a scaling back of Olympic activities and operations, fewer services for athletes and officials, a reduction in spectator numbers and fan experiences – and losses for sponsors. You can read the entire article.