The world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics, the country's prime minister told sports officials on Tuesday, July 20 ahead of the Tokyo Games. Tens of thousands of athletes, officials, games staff and media have arrived in Japan amid a local state of emergency and widespread opposition from the general public. Health experts in Japan have questioned allowing so many international visitors for the games. (CBC News)
Here is an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on this issue:
Bruno Delorme, Faculty Lecturer, Desautels Faculty of Management and School of Continuing Studies
“Ready or not, the Tokyo Olympics are moving forward. This event will offer a unique window into our new world reality: extraordinary health and safety measures, public discomfort, environmental issues, technological innovations, and changes in consumption of live events, to name a few issues.”
Bruno Delorme is a Faculty Lecturer at the Desautels Faculty of Management and the School of Continuing Studies. He worked as a partner for the BDC Consulting Group for over 10 years, where he helped Canadian businesses grow and flourish through the use of business solutions which fostered innovation, productivity improvement, and human resources’ maximization. His expertise includes entrepreneurship and sports management and marketing.
bruno.delorme [at] mcgill.ca (English, French)