The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, delayed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, finally kicked off Wednesday. While the Games may represent a return to some sort of normal, this year's event is anything but. The sport will present a welcome distraction to the ongoing global crisis. But World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged us not to forget our reality. "By the time the Olympic flame is extinguished on the eighth of August, more than 100,000 more people will perish," Tedros, who is in Tokyo for the Games, said on Wednesday. "The pandemic is a test, and the world is failing," he said, adding that anyone who thinks the pandemic is over is living in a "fool's paradise."