Last year the Olympic games were postponed and are now set to be this summer. But can they actually happen?

The IOC and Tokyo organizers released a 33-page “playbook” last week that tried to provide some insight in the way things will work. In addition to the common-sense advice of masking up, avoiding crowds and washing hands frequently, the heavily illustrated document laid out some specifics about what athletes and other attendees would have to do ahead of their arrival in Tokyo, as well as during their first 14 days on the ground.

All athletes will be required to have face masks and more than likely get the COVID vaccine. Before traveling, they will have to have a test 72 hours before and test again once there. They may not attend Olympic events in which they aren’t participating. 

The Olympic village will be very separated and they are encouraging athletes to not go outside unless really needed. handshakes, hugs and other contacting things will not be happening and all athletes have to be at least 2 meters away from one another. 

The Olympics wont be as intense, or “normal” as usual if they do happen.