Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors

Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors

Tokyo (CNN)Reports of this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games being canceled due to Covid-19 are “categorically untrue”, the International Olympic Committee said in a statement to CNN on Friday. The Japanese government also said on Friday that it is determined the Games will go ahead following an unconfirmed report that a cancellation might be imminent. On Friday, the Times of London, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition, reported that Japanese authorities had privately concluded that the Olympics could not proceed due to the ongoing pandemic . CNN has not independently verified this report, which officials have refuted […]

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