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IOC member sees no reason to cancel Tokyo Olympics

  • March 5, 2020
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NTV reported at noon on its one-on-one interview with IOC member Dick Pound on Wednesday, during which he expressed the view that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as planned. He reportedly said the number of people infected with the virus is about 1,000 in Japan, which has a population of about 100 million, and that the current situation is “not a serious problem at the moment.” He reportedly added that if a decision had to be made today, there would be no reason to cancel the Olympics. According to the network, he said that a final decision will be made based on such factors as progress in the development of vaccines and any change in the fatality rate. Concerning the possibility that athletes from nations that are restricting travel to Japan may not be able to participate in the games, Pound reportedly expressed the view that it would not affect the decision to hold the games.

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