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Amy Robach goes inside the Tokyo Olympics’ bubble

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and well she’s not here but she’s here uh as best we can do with amy robach right now not in our times square studio but of course she has a big assignment overseas the olympics um let’s bring her in uh hey there again robes look we’ve been talking about you doing this trip and going to the olympics for quite some time this is not the tokyo necessarily that we were all expecting that’s right and we got an up-close look at what the energy is like just outside of the olympic stadium and we got to hear directly from some of the city residents on their biggest concerns as these games get underway we’re less than 24 hours away from the opening ceremony but there’s a cloud hanging over the games in the midst of uncertainty fighter jets are still practicing for an opening event that will have no in-person spectators for the first time since arriving in japan i was able to venture out into the olympic bubble and get a glimpse of the city there are no banners there’s nothing that feels like this is a city hosting a worldwide event it’s literally dead there’s no one on the streets and there’s no celebration and there’s no sign that olympics is even taking place here with checkpoints keeping vehicles away from stadiums we walk in sweltering 95 degree heat toward one of the few areas we’ll be able to visit during our first days in the country this is one of the few limited areas we’ve been allowed to travel to here in tokyo just outside of national stadium where the opening and closing ceremonies will take place and normally this would be a place of celebration enthusiasm not so much right now with mass mandates in place with a very under vaccinated population here and rising covet 19 numbers by the day the majority of japan citizens believe holding the games is a mistake this woman telling me that if coveted cases surge even higher the game should be canceled yes i am very worried because a lot of foreigners came to japan and even we like more and more people got vaccinated maybe we will have more infected people later on so i am worried yeah now overnight first lady jill biden touched down here in tokyo she stepped off the plane she was greeted by japanese officials but without those handshakes and right now is meeting with the japanese prime minister just hours ahead of her participation in the opening ceremonies tj and robes increasing cases every day there have been protests there there’s an official that said he wouldn’t take it off the table that the games could be canceled last minute is that still something even on the back burner or the back of anybody’s mind could they really still cancel the olympics it caused quite a stir when you said that but it does seem that despite those increasing numbers of coveted infections right here in tokyo and even among the athletes and the olympian officials in the olympic village a lot of people coming down with i think we’re up to 91 of people who are associated with the games it looks like the games are going to go on no matter what tj all right well robes we appreciate you it’s good to see you you will be checking in with you plenty there in tokyo and please as always be safe okay we’ll do will do all right all right well hey there gma fans robin roberts here thanks for checking out our youtube channel lots of great stuff here so go on click the subscribe button right over right over here to get more of awesome videos and content from gma every day anytime we thank you for watching and we’ll see you in the morning on gma


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