Sociological aspects of the Tokyo Olympics / A. V. Belov

Belov, A. V.

This article attempts to analyze some sociological aspects of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games focusing on the dynamics of public opinion and the factors that determined it. The first part of the article analyzes public opinion issues and the dynamics of Japanese residents’ attitude towards the Olympics. The second part deals with the sports and sociological results of the Games, comparing them with the previous competitions. The third part provides an analysis of the measures to combat the COVID-19 spread among the athletes and discusses criteria for evaluating their effectiveness. The final part of the article touches upon the symbolic significance of the Games for completing the “lost decades”, recovery after the tsunami, the earthquake, and the nuclear accident of 2011, and for increasing the tourist attractiveness of the country.

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