Tokyo Governor: Olympics Must Go Ahead Next Year

Tokyo’s governor said on Monday the Summer Olympics – postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic – must go forward next year to symbolize world unity in overcoming the health crisis, Japan Today reported on Tuesday.

Originally scheduled to start this month in Tokyo, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for the first time in their history. The Games are now tentatively scheduled for July 23, 2021.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike “has pledged to win public support for the Games [to be held next summer] although a media survey showed a majority think they should be canceled or postponed again [due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic],” Reuters reported.

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