The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed to July-August 2021, but the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases, in Japan as elsewhere, is leaving uncertainty over the actual chances that the event will take place. According to Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), prioritizing athletes for the vaccine would be the “most realistic way” of ensuring that the Games can go ahead. The idea of athletes “jumping the queue” is far from unproblematic, though. Andy Anson, the chief executive of the British Olympic Association, as reported by the Guardian, argued that the priority has to be with frontline workers, elderly citizens and vulnerable people, and that Olympic athletes will be considered for vaccination only “when it is appropriate.” Pound’s counter-argument is that in a country like Canada (Pound’s country of origin), which is expected to participate in the Games with 300 or 400 athletes, taking out 300 or 400 vaccines of several millions is not likely to generate public outcry. As recently reported by SGI Europe, a survey by Kyodo News earlier this month found that 80 percent of Japanese people would like Tokyo 2020 to be postponed or cancelled.