PBS NewsHour

Tokyo Olympics kick-off amid COVID-19 fears, protests

Clip: 07/24/2021 | 4m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

A year after they were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Olympics kicked off in Tokyo, Japan-- but not without controversies. The opening ceremony was held without spectators and most competitions are being held without an in-person audience. Meanwhile, as COVID-19 cases rise, public outcry against the Games has grown. New York Times Tokyo Bureau Chief Motoko Rich joins.

Aired: 07/24/21

Rating: NR

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