Japan assessed the likelihood of canceling the Tokyo Olympics

The organizers of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo do not intend to cancel the competition. This was announced on Friday, April 16, the head of the organizing committee Seiko Hashimoto.

According to her, the competitions are planned to be held taking into account all safety measures in conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are not considering canceling the Games. We are focused on taking measures to ensure the safety and conduct of the competitions,” she said during the press conference.

Minister Tamae Marukawa, in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, added that athletes will be tested daily for the coronavirus, NHK reported.

Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, had earlier admitted that the Olympics could be canceled due to the worsening situation with the coronavirus. According to him, it is difficult to organize the competition in such conditions.

On the same day the Japanese minister responsible for vaccination, Taro Kono said that the Games could take place without spectators at sports venues because of the pandemic coronavirus.

On March 20, it became known that the Olympics will be held without foreign fans. The organizers decided to impose restrictions because of the situation with COVID-19. Japanese authorities are planning to accept 90 thousand foreign athletes, coaches, journalists and representatives of sponsors.