For the young girl, a good luck and goodbye program was held. The event’s outcome overall is still a mystery. The cost on Japan, which has already committed over USD12 billion, of the potential cancellation of the already postponed games would be staggering.
For everyone involved, including the nations and athletes who would be taking part, such a choice would be devastating. It would have a significant impact on coaches, sports federations, broadcasters, spectators, and more in addition to the 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic participants.
Ethiopia would experience the same thing. The Olympics are arguably the biggest international event that has the power to elevate a nation’s morale. The 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona marked the first time in 12 years that the Ethiopian national team had participated.