And there won’t be any spectators in the stadium.
And COVID-19 is everywhere. Several athletes have already tested positive for the virus, and there will be more.
Oh, and the sentiment in the host nation is that they wish this whole thing would go away. It’s too late for that, though. Because tonight is … (drumroll, please).
The opening ceremony for the delayed, decried, and diseased Tokyo Olympics! You know you want to watch.
Yes, this will be an Olympics like none other, but for the athletes, you betcha, it’s still what they trained and sacrificed for. There will be beauty, artistry, glorious success, poignant stories, and tear-inducing failures.
That’s what the Games are about.
Florida, as always, is well-represented in the action.
Trayvon Bromell, a graduate of St. Pete’s Gibbs High, is officially the fastest man on Earth this year, running a 9.77 time in the 100-meters. His is a wonderful comeback story, having torn his Achilles tendon at the 2016 Games in Rio.