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Don’t Touch Your Face: Tokyo Olympics Postponed

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On today’s podcast: A look ahead at a year without sports.

The English Premier League, the NBA, the Boston Marathon, and now the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are just some of the sporting events to be canceled over fears that they could catalyze the spread of the coronavirus. 

On today’s podcast, Don’t Touch Your Face hosts Amy Mackinnon and James Palmer take a look ahead to a year without sports. They are joined by William Sposato, a Foreign Policy contributor based in Tokyo, to talk about the Japanese response to the pandemic and the decision to cancel the Olympics.

About Don’t Touch Your Face:  On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people. From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the virus and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. Have a coronavirus question for us to explore? Email it to donttouchyourface@foreignpolicy.com.  See All Episodes

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