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Japan’s Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

Japan's Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

By Ritu, Capital Sands Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained, as the city’s governor requested an extension of Japan’s state of emergency. The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government last month postponed the Games until July 2021 …

Japan committed to hosting Olympics on schedule even as virus spreads

Japan committed to hosting Olympics on schedule even as virus spreads

By  Administrator_India, Capital Sands Japan’s Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread to new parts of the country. “Cancellation or delay of the Games would be unacceptable for the athletes,” Seiko Hashimoto said in parliament on Thursday. “An environment where …