The Japanese government has privately come to the conclusion that the Tokyo Olympics – originally planned for last summer – must be canceled due to COVID-19, according to a report in the London Times.
The report says It said Japan will now focus on securing the Olympics for the next available year, 2032.
Japan has spent $ 25 billion on preparing for the competition, although surveys have shown that 80 percent of the Japanese oppose it as planned, according to the report.
Despite the public stance of both the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government that the Games can take place, a winter wave of coronavirus cases in Japan has made this goal far more difficult, according to The Times Done.
« Nobody wants to be the first to say this, but the consensus is that it’s too difficult, » said a senior member of the ruling coalition. « Personally, I don’t think it will happen. »
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