The government of Japan: the decision on the postponement of the Olympics is not accepted

“At the moment there is no such decision,” – said the representative of the Japanese government, quoted by the newspaper “the Sankei Shimbun”.

the U.S. Olympic Committee urged to postpone the 2020 summer Olympics

Previously a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dick pound told The American newspaper USA Today that the fate of the competition is a foregone conclusion. “Further steps are not yet defined, but I do know that the Game will not start on 24 July,” he told reporters.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tonight will hold telephone talks with the head of the IOC Thomas Bach. It is expected that the parties will discuss the issue of postponement of the Olympics. According to some sources, the conversation also will take part the Chairman of the organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo Yoshiro Mori, the Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike.

Photo: Artyom Geodakyan/TASS Olympic torch Relay will take place in Japan without torches

on the Eve of national Olympic committees (NOC) from several States because of the pandemic coronavirus declared intention not to send their athletes to the Games in Tokyo in case competitions as scheduled.

in particular, In a similar vein, expressed the representatives of the NOC of Australia and Canada. There referred to the inability of effective training teams in terms of spread of infection in the world.

in addition, the requirement for porting Games at a later date identified in the United States. According to the results of the poll, the deferral of the Olympic games was supported by about 70 percent of athletes from the United States. After a number of States called on the IOC to postpone the Olympics.