This year for the A-to-Z Challenge, I'll be looking at major events that happened in 2020 [the year we would all like to forget, so let's look at it first, before flushing it down the toilet].
Welcome to O! We're looking at – OLYMPICS.
he 2020 summer Olympic games had originally been planned to begin in Tokyo in July 2020. Obviously that didn't happen. They've been rescheduled for July 23 through August 8, 2021. Japan will not permit international visitors, just the athletes and spectators from Japan.
I've seen several numbers, but it appears the 2020 Olympics will cost Tokyo a total of $12-15 billion. The postponement is projected to add 20% to that number. Not allowing international visitors will make it impossible to collect enough money to offset that amount.
Beijing is scheduled to host the 2022 winter Olympic games. It's possible they won't have international visitors either.
Here's a teaser for Monday, letter P: