How are we feeling about the Olympics starting soon? Normally I love the Olympics and it’s on TV all the time and I follow it all throughout and get really invested in the events. Also! Opening Ceremonies are normally so cool!!!
This year, I have basically no enthusiasm. I think it’s because I don’t feel it’s safe for the athletes still with covid. And Japan is having to be so restrictive with how things will have limited spectators, family couldn’t attend, etc etc.
I saw today that one of the alternates for the women’s gymnastic team tested positive and is quarantining. Coco Gauff and Katie Lou Samuelson have tested positive and can’t attend. A couple men’s basketball players are quarantining, too, but I think they are expected to be able to be in competition later on in the games. And that’s just the news I’ve seen about US athletes. I’m assuming it’s comparable for other countries’ athletes, too.
I just… there’s going to be so many athletes in tight quarters and like… is this worth your life? Plus there are going to be some people who refuse the vaccines and are going to make it a potential superspreader event.