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Tokyo 2020 executive says organisers will monitor virus until next spring before deciding on Games, according to Kyodo News repo

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Tokyo 2020 executive says organisers will monitor virus until next spring before deciding on Games, according to Kyodo News repo
Tokyo 2020 executive says organisers will monitor virus until next spring before deciding on Games, according to Kyodo News repo

Tokyo 2020 executive board member says organisers will need to monitor the coronavirus situation until next spring to decide whether to hold the Summer Olympics next year, Kyodo News reported.

SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (FILE - MARCH 26, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

TOKYO 2020 CEO, TOSHIRO MUTO, ARRIVING FOR TASKFORCE MEETING 2.

MUTO SITTING DOWN 3.

TOKYO 2020 GAMES DELIVERY OFFICER, HIDEMASU NAKAMURA (LEFT) DURING TASKFORCE MEETING 4.

TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT, YOSHIRO MORI, ARRIVING FOR MEETING WEARING MASK 5.

MORI BEING GREETED BY TOKYO 2020 VICE PRESIDENT TOSHIAKI ENDO 6.

MORI HOLDING MASK 7.

MORI TAKING SEAT 8.

MORI GIVING SPEECH TO START TASKFORCE MEETING STORY: A Tokyo 2020 executive board member said on Friday (June 5) that organisers will need to monitor the coronavirus situation until next spring to decide whether to hold the Summer Olympics next year, Kyodo News reported.

The comment by lawmaker Toshiaki Endo, one of six vice presidents on the board and a former Olympics minister, marks the first time an executive from the organising committee has commented on the timing for a decision on going through with the Games, the news agency said.

The Games were postponed from this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

(Production: David Grip)

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