At the press conference, Hashimoto evaluated the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) executive’s statement that “canceling the tournament is an option if the epidemic spreads.”
Noting that he is aware of the concerns of many parts of the public about the Tokyo Games due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Haşimoto explained that the Organizing Committee has no plan to cancel the tournament.
Haşimoto stated that the committee is looking for ways to organize a tournament where anti-virus measures will be prioritized.
Speaking to a national television channel, LDP Secretary General Nikai noted that it is necessary to consider the option of canceling games if Kovid-19 cases continue to increase.
Nikai said, “What will happen if games are responsible for the spread of the epidemic? When it comes, we have to make a decision. For example, we have to stop immediately.” he said.
It was decided to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were previously planned to be held on 24 July-9 August 2020 and postponed due to the epidemic, on 23 July-8 August 2021.
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