• Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled

January 22, 2021

According to a senior member of the ruling coalition, there is agreement that the Games, already postponed a year, are doomed.

The aim now is to find a face-saving way of announcing the cancellation that leaves open the possibility of Tokyo playing host at a later date. “No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” the source said. “Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

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