In the Japanese parliament, Suga said he would cooperate with the Tokyo government and the International Olympic Committee, according to Reuters.
Soga’s comments come after a report by the British newspaper The Times, which quoted a source in the ruling coalition as saying that the Japanese government has implicitly recognized that the games should be canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic..
In turn, the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics said today, Friday, that all partners, including the International Olympic Committee, are focusing on holding the Olympiad next summer..
A Japanese government spokesman also denied what was stated in the Times report, saying that “there is no truth to the determination of a possible cancellation of the Olympics.”“.
It is noteworthy that the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed for a year until the summer of 2021 due to the Corona virus, had previously confirmed its intention to hold the event despite the continuing outbreak of “Covid-19”, but did not rule out the hypothesis that the public would be absent..
Tokyo Executive Director Toshiro Moto, in an interview with Agence France-Presse, admitted last Tuesday that people are “concerned” as the number of virus infections continues to rise all over the world, including Japan, where Tokyo is under a state of emergency..
And an opinion poll in Japan this month showed that about 80 percent of those polled are against holding the games this year, even after the organizers unveiled a set of measures to combat the virus..