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Japan ‘privately' agrees to cancel Tokyo Olympics due to coronavirus - reports

1 month ago   |   By RT

The Japanese government “privately” concluded that the Tokyo Olympics, rescheduled from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will have to be canceled altogether, The Times reported citing sources inside the ruling coalition.
Tokyo is reportedly trying to find a “face-saving way” of announcing the cancelation that would leave open the possibility of hosting the Olympics in 2032 or some later date.
“No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it's too difficult,” Times quoted their unnamed source. “Personally, I don't think it's going to happen.”
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Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to coronavirus

Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to coronavirus

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

TOKYO - Japan's government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition.
The government's focus is now on securing the Games for Tokyo in the next available year, 2032, the newspaper said.
Japan has been hit less severely by the pandemic than many other advanced economies, but a recent surge in cases has spurred it to close its borders to non-resident foreigners and declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and major cities.
About 80% of people in Japan do not...
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