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Olympics Will Be Cancelled If Coronavirus Is Still a Problem in 2021

Olympics Will Be Cancelled If Coronavirus Is Still a Problem in 2021

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic currently effecting numerous countries around the globe.

While they were supposed to take place beginning in July of this year, they have been officially postponed until the summer of 2021.

However, we’re now learning that if Coronavirus is still a global issue come next year, the games could be cancelled alltogether.

“The Olympics were canceled in the past for problems like war. We are fighting against an invisible enemy now,” Yoshiro Mori, the Tokyo 2020 president, said in a new interview (via People). “The Olympics would be much more valuable than any Olympics in the past if we could go ahead with them after winning this battle. We have to believe this otherwise our hard work and efforts will not be rewarded.”

He was then asked if Coronavirus was still a problem, would the games continue, and he said, “No. It will be canceled then.”

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