Historian Recalls Another Time The Olympics Were Held During A Pandemic
The Tokyo Olympics do not mark the first time the world has hosted the games during a pandemic.
More than 100 years ago, Belgium hosted the Olympics just months after the 1918 influenza pandemic killed at least 50 million people around the world.
Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson speaks about how the games have changed since 1920 with Keith Rathbone, a historian at Macquarie University in Australia.
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