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2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo Could Be Postponed After Coronavirus Fears

2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo Could Be Postponed After Coronavirus Fears

The 2020 Summer Olympics are supposed to be held this summer in Tokyo, Japan. Last week, it was revealed that the games could be completely cancelled because of the Coronavirus, which has infected 90,000 worldwide so far and killed 3,000.

Now, the Olympic Minister in Japan, Seiko Hashimoto, said that Tokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “calls for the Games to be held within 2020…[this] could be interpreted as allowing a postponement”.

“We are doing all we can to ensure that the Games go ahead as planned,” Seiko added.

The Olympic committee is committed to hosting the event this summer, and it’s scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9.

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