For the week of Aug. 8, 2021:
The Tokyo Olympics are over.
Postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, but they happened in the pandemic anyway.
The International Olympic Committee is claiming success, because the Games eventually opened and closed on time. But the Japanese people are stuck with the bill and more coronavirus infections than there were when the cauldron was lit in an empty stadium surrounded by protesters.
On this edition, hear expert analysis from ex-Vancouverite Dave Olson in Okayama, Japan and Jules Boykoff, political scientist, author and Olympics industry critic from Portland, Ore.
Plus commentary and Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines.
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