Japan Tries To Remain Optimistic As COVID-19 Threatens To Cancel Tokyo Olympics

A pedestrian walks past an official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games banner hanging on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on Friday.


Officials are swatting away rumors and reports that the government has concluded that new coronavirus restrictions will force the cancellation of the already delayed Tokyo Olympics.

(Image credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images)

Japan certainly does not relish the possibility that the opportunity to celebrate victory over COVID-19 may fall to Beijing, the host of next year’s Winter Games.

Source: NPR

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