A Lonely Olympics For Athletes Competing To Be Champions

Posted by on July 22, 2021 5:00 am
Categories: US National Stories

Many Olympic athletes at the Tokyo Summer Games are having to get used to empty stands, the occasional coronavirus quarantine and loneliness. Zhiting Zhang of Team China practices in 3x3 basketball at deserted Aomi Urban Sports Park.

In Tokyo there is reduced excitement about the Summer Olympics which have been marred by rising coronavirus infections. Many athletes feel muted and isolated as the Games get underway.

(Image credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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