2020 Tokyo Olympics Scheduled To Take Place, Despite Cancellation Rumors
Organizers have stated that there is “no truth” to the claim.
Japan has declared a state of emergency ever since its latest spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Despite rumors of cancellation with growing public concern about holding the event at this time, the Japanese government and 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizers have announced that they are planning to move ahead with the Games on July 23.
Earlier today, a source disclosed that Japanese authorities have decided to cancel the Olympics due to COVID-related restrictions. However, a government spokesperson said that there is “no truth” to the claim.
“All our delivery partners including the national government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the IOC and the IPC are fully focused on hosting the Games this summer,” an official statement reads. “We hope that daily life can return to normal as soon as possible, and we will continue to make every effort to prepare for a safe and secure Games.” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also shared that involved organizers are “determined to work closely together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and the IOC to realize a safe and secure Olympics.”
As of now, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is still scheduled to take place on July 23, 2021.