Head of Olympics refuses to rule out cancellation just days before Games begin

TOKYO 2020 could still be cancelled because of coronavirus, Games chief Toshiro Muto admitted.

Head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee Muto failed to rule out a last-minute cancellation just days before the opening ceremony as Covid cases run riot in Japan.

Muto said: “We have agreed that based on the coronavirus situation, we will convene five-party talks again.

“At this point, the coronavirus cases may rise or fall, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises.”