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Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers said be to be planning for possible delay

Tokyo organisers are studying different dates and scenarios for a delay in the Olympics, and the cost implications

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers said be to be planning for possible delay

Japanese organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are drawing up plans for a possible delay in the Games.

Japanese organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are drawing up plans for a possible delay in the Games, even as the government says a postponement is not an option, Reuters reported.

The organisers are studying different dates and scenarios for a delay in the Olympics, and the cost implications, according to the report, which cited two unidentified people familiar with the development.

Tokyo 2020 organisers and the International Olympic Committee didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, Reuters said.

The Nikkei on Sunday cited unidentified people as saying the IOC’s executive board will probably hold a meeting within a week to discuss whether to go ahead with the Games.

Meanwhile, Akira Amari, tax chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said on Fuji TV on Sunday that various possibilities are being considered for the Tokyo Olympics, and while delaying is an option, canceling it isn’t.

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