No panic football, but an official message from the organisation of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Chairman Toshiro Muto of the organizing committee does not exclude that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be cancelled at the last minute, reports Nu.nl. The number of new coronas infections in the Japanese capital has risen sharply in recent days.
"We cannot predict what will happen to the number of corona attacks," Muto said at a press conference on Tuesday. "We will continue discussions if there is a spike in the number of infections. We have agreed to hold another consultation with the five parties involved on the coronavirus situation. At the moment, the number of new infections can go up or down, so we will have to think about what to do if this situation continues."
Three corona infections in athletes have now been reported in the athletes' village. The organising committee has been able to link a total of 67 positive coronas tests to the Olympic Games, which begin with the opening ceremony on Friday. Incidentally, the Organising Committee cannot cancel the Olympic Games on its own initiative. According to the contract that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has concluded with the host city Tokyo, only the IOC can draw a line through the world's largest sporting event.