Tokyo had completed preparations when the virus started spreading across the world.Despite insisting for months the Games would go ahead as planned, Abe this week said a delay may be unavoidable if the events could not be held in a complete form. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike separately told reporters the Games, to be convened by summer of 2021, would still be branded “Tokyo 2020”. Subscribe to our newsletter and get news delivered to your mailbox. Read more: Free Malaysia Today
Abe says postponing Tokyo Olympics is an optionThe Japanese PM says the Games must be held in complete form. FMTNews ShinzoAbe
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