Covid-19 dampens enthusiasm for the Olympic Games but not among athletes

South Koreans were among the most blase towards the event, with the survey indicating only 30 per cent of them were interested in the Tokyo Games.
South Koreans were among the most blase towards the event, with the survey indicating only 30 per cent of them were interested in the Tokyo Games.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Athletes around the world are enthusiastic about the Tokyo Olympic Games, judging by the fact that several countries such as China, India and Australia are sending their largest delegations to the sporting extravaganza.

But public interest is muted, understandably, perhaps, because of the resurgence of Covid-19 in many places caused largely by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus.

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