The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have denied holding discussions in February about a possible cancellation of the Olympics scheduled for July, after their postponement last year due to the pandemic.
In a speech to Tokyo-2020 staff, organizing committee general manager Toshiro Muto called "false information" Japanese media speculations that the fate of the Olympics should be discussed in February with the International Olympic Committee. (CIO).
“When this kind of information comes to light, some people may feel concerned,” Muto said.
I want to say that we don't think that way at all and that these articles are bogus ”.
Muto also downplayed the scope of a poll released Sunday signaling a further drop in Japanese public support for the Games.
Faced with a sharp local upsurge in coronavirus cases, Japan declared a state of emergency last week in Tokyo and its neighboring regions, which further reinforced public skepticism about the Olympics.
Japanese support for the Olympics at its lowest