Tokyo Olympics 2021 | Toshiro Muto. does not rule out the possibility of the Games being canceled at the last minute moment

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Toshiro Muto, head of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, does not rule out the possibility of the sporting spectacle being axed at the 11th hour, amid the increasing cases of Covid-19 around the village of the Games. As a precaution, the organizing committee has already banned foreign spectators from entering the host city.

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed by an entire year after the Covid-19 pandemic shook the world last year. However, after much speculation and evading various reactions from locals, the spectacle is scheduled to take place according to the rescheduled dates, starting on July 23. With just three days to go for the event to kick off, athletes have started accumulating in the Games village.

However, with the number of Covid-19 positive cases steadily rising in and around the village, new doubts have arisen about the sporting spectacle. Toshiro Muto, the head of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, is not ruling on the possibility of scrapping the sporting spectacle at the 11th hour, with the opening ceremony scheduled for Friday.

“We cannot predict what will happen to the number of coronavirus infections. So if there is a peak in the number of cases, we will continue the discussion. We have agreed that, based on the situation surrounding the coronavirus, we will resume five-party talks point, the cases of coronavirus can rise or fall, so we will think about what to do when the situation arises,” Toshiro Muto said, as reported by Reuters.

As a precaution, the organizing committee has already banned entry for foreign spectators, while most events will take place behind closed doors. A total of 71 Games accredited members have tested positive for Covid-19, including athletes, officials and journalists.

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