After sentiments completely against the holding of the Tokyo Olympics, there seems to be a change for the better. Less than 2 months before the opening ceremony a survey suggests support for the contentious Games is rising
With 48 percent in favour of cancellation and 50 per cent of respondents wanting the Games to be held, there appears to be a head start by 2% at the moment, with Postponement not given as an option.
Backing either a further postponement or cancellation was a parameter being tested till date in previous National Polls
As Covid infection rates in Japan gradually seem to be falling, one still must bear in mind that the countries Vaccination rollout has been unfortunately slow
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government has taken a beating in opinion polls over ambiguity and volte-face statements regarding the pandemic, with authorities facing flak for not moving quicker on vaccinations.
A decision is yet to be taken by Olympic organisers on how many spectators — if any — will be allowed to attend the Games.
Overseas fans have already been barred in a first of its kind move
Another 31 percent were in favour of cancellation, while 24 per cent called for another postponement, the poll found.
Organisers have consistently ruled out another postponement, and Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto recently made a statement that only a catastrophe preventing most delegations from attending the Games would cause their cancellation. It remains to be seen whether all countries are progressing as the Tokyo Olympic organizers would expect or if there is still a possibility of a third wave beginning in some countries in the next few weeks.