the Japanese have doubt that I will be able to hold the Olympics next year
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Executive Director of the organizing Committee of the Games in Tokyo Toshiro muto said that the spread of coronavirus in the world can affect host the summer Olympics next year, if the pandemic is not stopped by common efforts.
“I don’t think that someone will be able to tell whether it will be possible to control the pandemic to July of the following year or not, muto quoted by RIA “Novosti”. – Of course, we are not able to give you a clear answer. We have decided to postpone the Game for one year. Thus, this means that all we can do is to work hard on preparations for the Games.”
Informed the IOC and the organising Committee in Tokyo announced that the pandemic coronavirus 2020 Olympics will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021.
“We sincerely hope that next year humankind will be able to win the coronavirus. You need to combine all their technology and wisdom to work diligently to develop therapies, drugs and vaccines,” added muto.
on Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures until 6 may. Local media fear that the term may be extended, and the geography of the mode – expanded.
the IOC for a long time did not agree to the transfer of the Olympic games in 2020 largely because of the reluctance to bear huge financial losses. The greatest damage is caused by Japan, a country that according to conservative estimates already spend on the preparation of more than $ 12 billion.