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Japanese Prime Minister says Tokyo Olympics will be held as planned

by WoV
source: bbc.com; Photo: AFLO/SHUTTERSTOCK/variety.com

There has been a question mark over the organization of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games since the outbreak of the coronavirus across the globe. However, the Prime Minister of the country in which the event is to take place, Shinzo Abe, dispelled all doubts on this matter.



Abe stated that the most important sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games, will be held in Tokyo as planned, from July 24 to August 9. He denied that the ongoing spread of the coronavirus that caused deaths of more than 5,000 people and infected more than 149,000 across the globe will postpone the event. Some suggested, including U.S. President Donald Trump, to postpone the Games for one year. Of course, Abe added the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will have the final word on the matter.

The volleyball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is set to start on July 25 and finish on August 9. Officially, Japan has more than 750 cases and 21 deaths from the COVID-19 disease that already shut down many major sporting tournaments such as NBA, Formula 1, UEFA Champions League… This included all major volleyball events such as CEV Champions League, Asian Men’s Club Championship, most of the national championships (we’re updating the list on a daily basis), etc.



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Suisse March 14, 2020 - 3:56 pm

I really hope so. IF deemed safe enough, it could be the exact new restart that the world needs!


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