COVID-19: Japan denies claims that Olympics are going to be cancelled, as report says Tokyo may host in 2032

Japanese officials have denied claims the Tokyo Olympic Games are being cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic

1/22/2021 9:10:00 AM

Japanese officials have denied claims the Tokyo Olympic Games are being cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic

In public, both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the board in Tokyo insist the Games will go ahead this year.

But with a state of emergency declared in response to risingcoronaviruscases in the city and surrounding areas this month, there is a chance it may all go to waste.Public opinion has also turned against the Games, with 80% of those polled recently saying they should be postponed or cancelled.

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