Topic: Are there any advantages to holding Tokyo Olympic Games under the COVID 19 Pandemic?
Although some people say that Tokyo Olympic Games brought some problems, I believe its benefits overwhelm those problems. There are three reasons to support my opinion.
First, the Olympic Games encouraged foreign people to be interested in Japan. These days, the number of visitors to Japan has been decreasing under the pandemic. However, the Olympics gave us opportunity to promote Japan toward foreign people. For example, through media coverages such as TV, they could see the scenery of
Tokyo as well as the Olympic Games. Moreover, some foreign athletes were impressed with Japanese products and food sold at convenience stores, and they posted the picture of those on the social media. This also allowed people in other countries to know about Japan.
Second, the Olympics allows LGBTQ+ athletes to promote themselves toward the world. In fact, the number of LGBTQ athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games was the largest than those of any other Olympic Games that have ever been held. Then, people all over the world were impressed with those athletes. For example, Thomas Robert Daley said that he was proud of himself as a gay man and the campion of the Olympic Games. Thus, this Olympic Games contributed to enlightening the people around the world on the gender diversity.
Third, Japanese people could also enjoy the Olympic Games as well as foreign people. Under the pandemic, people are forced to stay at home, and there are some people feeling lonely or suffering from depression. Nevertheless, it is also true that such people were encouraged by the Olympic athletes. For instance, teenager skateboarder, Momiji Yamamoto got the first prize, which surprised many people. Therefore, the Olympic Games had a positive effect on Japanese people too.
For these reasons I have stated above, I believe that there are advantages to holding the Olympic Games even under the pandemic. Furthermore, the world should fight against the pandemic by taking advantage of solidarity improved by the Olympic Games.