Olympics, pandemic and politics: There’s no separating them


              FILE - In this June 17, 2021, file photo, President of the Japan Community Health Care Organization Shigeru Omi attends a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Japan's response to the coronavirus outbreak at Suga's official residence in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics are going ahead despite opposition from many quarters inside Japan. The Japanese medical community is largely against it. Omi has said it’s “abnormal” to hold the Olympics during a pandemic. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              FILE - In this July 8, 2021, file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics are going ahead despite opposition from many quarters inside Japan. The Japanese medical community is largely against it. (Nicolas Datiche/Pool Photo via AP, File)