U.S. Olympic Athletes Still Planning On Competing In Tokyo Games

By Adam Roberts – 5/25/2021

The Summer Olympic Games have been delayed by nearly a year due to the on-going pandemic, and with recent spikes of virus cases in host nation Japan, there have been renewed calls to avoid the Games this year or to push them back even further. However, at least as far as U.S. athletes go, there are no plans to divert from the current course.

American Olympic athletes are still planning to head to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. athletes will be following strict, longstanding COVID protocols. Japan is in the midst of another COVID-19 surge, which has prompted a “Do Not Travel” advisory from the State Department.

Tokyo is set to host the Olympics starting in July.