Official: It is impossible to cancel the 2020 Olympics

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Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee, speaks to the media in Tokyo on Friday. Photography: Stoyan Ninov – Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Yoshiro Mori, head of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, said on Friday that the ceremony to receive the Olympic flame in Greece on March 19 will take place without the participation of schoolchildren as planned due to fears of the spread of the Corona virus.

The Japanese official added that school children will also not participate in the ceremony for receiving the torch upon its arrival in Japan on the 20th of this month for the same reason.

Asked about the possibility of canceling the course because of the virus, Morrie said, “Impossible.”

Prepared and edited by Fathi Abdel Aziz for the Arab Bulletin

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