Is there such a thing as a cursed Olympics?
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has a reputation for saying the wrong thing.
In line to be the nation's next PM, Aso is wildly wealthy and has spent a 40-year political career gaining notoriety for lavish spending and dodgy comments.
Taro Aso, Japan's deputy prime minister and finance minister, listens through a translation device to a question during a Group of 20 (G-20) news conference on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
(Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
So when the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic that broke in March 2020, nobody was expecting Aso to say the right thing.