Citius, altius, virus: it seems absurd, but the Olympic Games must go on | Barney Ronay

Covid logic suggests Tokyo 2020 shouldn’t go ahead but there may be some undimmed joy in staging it after all this horrorThe American poet Edgar Allen Poe wrote a short story called The Masque of the Red Death about a prince who holds a fancy costume ball in his castle, even though a plague – the Red Death – is running through the world outside.Prince Prospero isn’t worried. He can pull up his drawbridge. His friends are wealthy and glamorous. Probably the Red Death is, like, a hoax or something. So the ball goes ahead and is a great, if slightly spooky, success. Continue reading...

Covid logic suggests Tokyo 2020 shouldn’t go ahead but there may be some undimmed joy in staging it after all this horror

The American poet Edgar Allen Poe wrote a short story called The Masque of the Red Death about a prince who holds a fancy costume ball in his castle, even though a plague – the Red Death – is running through the world outside.

Prince Prospero isn’t worried. He can pull up his drawbridge. His friends are wealthy and glamorous. Probably the Red Death is, like, a hoax or something. So the ball goes ahead and is a great, if slightly spooky, success.

Continue reading...

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