In this case, this Olympics, it truly feels like the IOC is pimping the athletes. They just can't let the money go.
The competition could still be held remotely. For God's sake, the rest of the world has done everything remotely for the last 18 months, and so could the Olympics. The competition could be held from everyone's home countries. We're capable of pulling that off if we're capable of surviving in every other vital way remotely, be it education, commerce, and even health care.
So this arrogant announcement that the Olympics will happen from Japan is astounding in it's overreach. Not only is it unnecessary, it's quite literally a threat to world health. Japan just today renewed an emergency status for COVID. None of this makes any sense at all.