Cancellation of the Olympic Games at the last possible moment is not excluded. This was sensationally said by the executive director of Tokyo 2020 Toshiro Muto at a press conference.
The largest sports forum is scheduled to open on July 23rd and run until August 8th.
Currently, there are still problems with the coronavirus in Japan, with the number of new infections starting to increase before the games. Over the weekend, it became clear that two athletes in the Olympic Village were infected with a coronavirus.
The total number of positive tests of athletes or people from the organization is currently 55.
“We are monitoring the situation with the infected and their number. If necessary, there will be a meeting of the organizing committee on this issue. But no option is ruled out,” Muto told a news conference.
Due to the complicated situation in the country, the authorities in Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have decided not to have an audience at sporting events.
“We cannot predict what will happen to the number of coronavirus cases. So we will continue the discussions if there is a jump in the cases. We agreed that based on the coronavirus situation we will convene five-way talks again. At this point, the coronavirus cases. they can increase or decrease, so we will think about what we need to do when the situation arises, “Muto said.