Tokyo Olympics 2021 Updates: Archer Deepika Kumari finishes 9th, Atanu Das 35th in ranking rounds
The Tokyo Olympics has already broken new ground because of the 12-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic. No foreign fans. No local attendance in Tokyo-area venues. A reluctant populace navigating a surge of virus cases amid a still-limited vaccination campaign. Athletes and their entourages are confined to a quasi-bubble, under threat of deportation. Government minders and monitoring apps trying — in theory, at least — to track visitors’ every move. Alcohol curtailed or banned. Cultural exchanges, the kind that power the on-the-ground energy of most Games are completely absent.