Tokyo Olympics: Organizing Committee Head opposes cancellation of Competition due to pandemic

Source : 112 Ukraine

“We cannot postpone again,” she stated
17:05, 3 June 2021

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The head of Japan's Olympics organising committee Seiko Hashimoto spoke out against the cancellation or postponement of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters.

"We cannot postpone again," she said commenting on protests competitions due to coronavirus.

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Opinion polls show that most Japanese want the Games to be canceled or postponed again after being postponed for a year due to the coronavirus crisis. The majority of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly (parliamentary body of the prefecture) is inclined to the same conclusion.

Foreign spectators have already been banned from attending the games, which are scheduled to begin on July 23. In addition, officials have not yet decided whether to allow Japanese fans to attend.

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As it was reported earlier, a campaign against the Olympics in Tokyo is underway in Japan. The online petition calling for the cancelation of the sport event in the Japanese capital collected almost 200,000 votes over several days.

The Olympics in Tokyo was supposed to take place in Tokyo last summer. But the pandemic made the organizers re-schedule the Games for 2021. For now, the estimated dates are July 23-August 8.

In March, the organizers of the Olympics in Tokyo decided to hold the event without foreign fans.

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