July 22, 2020

When the Games went viral: historic Olympic health scares

Tokyo (AFP) – Tokyo 2020 organisers will this autumn begin the task of devising safety protocols to allow the Games to take place if the coronavirus pandemic is still raging.But Tokyo 2020, which had been due to start on Friday until it was postponed for a year, will not be the first Olympic Games to face a health crisis, although the scale of the challenge posed by COVID-19 is unprecedented.AFP looks at previous Olympics that went ahead in the face of viral outbreaks.Nagano 1998: FluThere was an outbreak of influenza the last time Japan hosted the Games — the Winter Olympics in the central c…

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