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article image2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will go ahead, says Japanese PM

By Markos Papadatos     Mar 14, 2020 in Sports
On March 14, Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, stated that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will go ahead as planned amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
Abe noted that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has the final decision as to whether or not the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will go ahead. They are expected to start on July 24.
A man takes pictures at the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo. Organisers of the summer games insist the...
A man takes pictures at the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo. Organisers of the summer games insist they will go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak
Philip FONG, AFP
The Japanese Prime Minister remarked that they will overcome the spread of the infection and Tokyo will host the Olympic Games without a problem as planned.
As of Saturday morning, Japan has had in excess of 1,400 Coronavirus cases and 28 deaths resulting from COVID-19.
Abe said that the Coronavirus outbreak in Japan is not at a stage, where it would require the Japanese government to declare a national emergency.
The virus outbreak has cast a shadow of the preparations for the Olympics  which Tokyo will host fro...
The virus outbreak has cast a shadow of the preparations for the Olympics, which Tokyo will host from July
CHARLY TRIBALLEAU, AFP
This past December, it was reported by organizers that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will cost 1.35 trillion yen, which is equivalent to $12.6 billion.
The torch-lighting ceremony took place in ancient Olympia, Greece, this past week without any spectators. On March 26, the Japan section of the torch relay is expected to start in Fukushima, Japan.
Greek athlete Anna Korakaki, 2016 Olympic gold and bronze medalist shooter, made sports history in becoming the first female torchbearer to start an Olympic torch relay.
The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony was held in Greece on Thursday
The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony was held in Greece on Thursday
ARIS MESSINIS, AFP
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