PBS NewsHour

Japan ignored months of protests to host the Olympics

Clip: 07/29/2021 | 6m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

Tokyo on Thursday registered its highest number yet of COVID-19 cases. Amid American triumphs in the gym and the pool, the reigning world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks was forced to leave after testing positive. The Japanese public is split between cheering the medal count and fearing the virus. Opposition to the games has only grown. Special correspondent Phoebe Amoroso reports from Tokyo.

Aired: 07/29/21

Rating: NR

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