Japan may cancel this year’s Olympics

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A senior Japanese ruling party official said that increasing the number of patients with Covid-19 will make it impossible to hold the event
12:43, 15 April 2021

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Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan said the government could cancel this year's Olympic Games. Reuters reported that, citing the news agency Kyodo news.

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“If it seems impossible to do it any more, then we have to stop, decisively,” Toshihiro Nikai said in comments to broadcaster TBS. He added: “If the Olympics were to spread infection, then what are the Olympics for?”

As it was reported, organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have officially decided to hold the competition without overseas fans.

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The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled for the summer of 2020. The Games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics are supposed to be held from July 23 to August 8. 

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