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‘We need to maintain the Olympics, however not so silly to count on individuals to return amid pandemic' – Japan’s Olympic chief

‘We want to hold the Olympics, but not so stupid to expect people to come amid pandemic' – Japan’s Olympic chief


Japan doesn’t intend to easily ignore the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain Olympic Video games as different nations refuse to ship delegations, however canceling them altogether shouldn’t be on the desk for now, the nation’s Olympic chief mentioned.

“I am not so silly as to imagine athletes, individuals will come to the Olympics amid world coronavirus disaster even when we push ahead with it,” Yoshiro Mori advised journalists on Monday as cited by Reuters. Shortly earlier than that Canada and Australia mentioned they gained’t be sending their groups to the video games as a consequence of coronavirus issues.

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Mori mentioned his nation has each intention to carry the worldwide occasion, so canceling the Olympics was not thought-about. However the video games could also be postponed till after the Covid-19 an infection is beneath management, which could be after 2020.

The Japanese Olympic Committee desires the video games to occur this 12 months, Mori mentioned. Tokyo is at the moment discussing choices with the Worldwide Olympic Committee.

The Tokyo Olympic Video games are scheduled to begin on July 24 and final until August 9.

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