Tokyo Summer Olympics Will Happen, I.O.C. Says


Government officials in Japan say the Tokyo Summer Olympics will go on, despite a new report that said otherwise.

  • On Thursday, the British newspaper The Times reported the Summer Olympics were going to be canceled because of the ongoing pandemic.
  • But, Friday morning, the local organizing committee released a statement stating plans are moving forward.
"[We are] fully focused on hosting the games this summer."
  • IOC President Thomas Bach also pledged the games will happen and there's "no plan B."
  • The Tokyo Summer Olympics were originally scheduled for last summer but got rescheduled for summer 2021.

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