Original title: Japanese parties deny the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics and protest against false reports
On January 23, Beijing time, because the Tokyo Olympics “cancellation” was exposed, Japan was also under tremendous pressure. The relevant parties also strongly denied the report of “Canceling the Olympic Games.”
A government spokesman said that the report in The Times was “untrue.”
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said that he had not said that he would cancel or postpone the Olympics and that he should protest against the Times report.
The Olympic Games Organizing Committee also denied the report and stated in a statement that partners including the government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are all “focusing” on hosting the Olympics as scheduled.
“I am very disappointed to see the Times report using an untrustworthy source.” A source from the organizing committee said: “The national government is fully committed to providing a safe and secure We have always been inspired by their dedication.”
The Australian and US Olympic Committees stated that they are preparing for the Olympics as planned.
“Unfortunately, I need to resolve the rumors that the Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled. These rumors will only cause more anxiety to the athletes,” said Matt Carroll, CEO of the Australian Commission. “The countdown to the Tokyo Olympics has begun. , The flame will be lit on July 23, 2021.”
The US and Canadian committees wrote on social platforms that they had not received any information indicating that the Olympics would not be held as planned.
Tokyo reported that there were more than 1,000 new virus cases every day for 10 consecutive days, and a record of more than 2,400 infections on a single day was placed at the beginning of this month. Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said in an interview before the report was released that he cautiously hoped that the success of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign could help ensure that the world‘s largest sports event, the Olympic Games, can be held as scheduled.
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