The Olympic Committee continues to be optimistic, but Sir Keith Mills, who was in charge of the 2012 London Games, says it is unlikely the Tokyo Olympics will take place: "In their place I would have prepared to cancel the Games"
"We must prepare for the cancellation of the games"
The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and the International Olympic Committee insist that the Olympic Games postponed to the summer of 2021 will indeed take place on time despite the corona plague that continues to rage around the world.
But there are those who think otherwise - Sir Keith Mills, who was a member of the organizing committee of the 2012 London Olympics, doubts this possibility.
"When you look at the epidemic around the world, in South America, North America, Africa and across Europe, it seems unlikely," Mills said in an interview with BBC Radio.
"If I were in the shoes of the organizing committee in Tokyo, I would be preparing for the cancellation of the games, and I'm sure they have plans for a cancellation situation. I think they will leave it until the last minute, in case the situation improves dramatically and the vaccines work faster than everyone expects."
The state of emergency in Japan has been extended to fight the virus, but the president of the World Athletics Federation, Lord Sebastian Ko, is sure the event will take place this year.
"I do not think it will be canceled," Koo told Sky News.
"It's going to be a challenge, we know it, it's pretty obvious and there will be adjustments. But if there's a country on earth that has the courage and resilience to do so, it's Japan. I'm grateful that Japan is dealing with it and not some countries Others I can think of. "