Organizing Committee considered postponing the Tokyo Olympics

While thousands of people gathered to watch the Olympic fire, organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are said to be preparing to postpone the event.

According to Reuters, organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are drafting plans to prepare in case the Olympics cannot take place this summer because of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Contrary to claims that the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will still take place, two Reuters sources said the organizers were considering options to postpone the event.

“In the end, we were asked to draft a scenario in case of (Olympic) delays,” an official related to the issue shared with Reuters.

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Options including postponing the Olympics or organizing it without an audience will be discussed by the organizers later this March.

Another source said that there are now options in which the Olympics will be delayed for 1 to 2 years. But there are also Olympic scripts held only 1 month or 45 days later.

The final decision will be made by the IOC, although the organization’s president, Thomas Bach, recently announced that the Olympics will take place as planned or, although many athletes think that will be the case at risk of health.

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While the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread and complicate in many parts of the world, the Japanese government insists that the Olympics will continue as planned. A government spokesman said on Tuesday that Tokyo was not prepared to postpone the Olympic Games.

The Olympic flame was brought to Japan at a large welcoming ceremony held on the evening of March 20, and the following day 50,000 people showed up to look at it – on display at Sendai Station. of Miyagi Prefecture. The line of people lined up to 500 meters long for several hours, according to local media.

Japan has spent about $ 12 billion on the preparation of this sports event, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government expects a boom in tourism and consumer spending during the Olympics.