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.
The Games would involve 11,000 athletes, tens of thousands of coaches, as well as officials, judges and broadcasters. A decision onis yet to be made.A further 4,400 athletes are due to take part in the Paralympic Games on 24 August. Read more: Sky News »
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