The Tokyo Organizing Committee is currently working on a replacement plan for the Tokyo Olympics, reuters reported Tuesday. But the Japanese government’s position remains “not to delay”. At present, the new coronavirus epidemic spread around the world, many major sporting events were canceled, Serie A, the Premier League, the NBA and so on.
But the Japanese government has insisted that the Games will go ahead as planned. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Tokyo will host a “complete” Olympic and Paralympic Games, stressing once again that the Games will not be postponed or cancelled.
However, one source said: “Finally, we are required to carry out a simulation programme in the event of an extension of the (Tokyo Olympics). The source is an official with close ties to the Tokyo Organizing Committee, who is responsible for drafting the plan. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity. The official said an alternative plan is being worked out and will be discussed with the organizing committee at the end of March.
Another source also confirmed that discussions were under way about delays in the Olympics, such as one or two years.
Reuters commented that the final decision on the postponement of the Games must be made by the IOC, but Japan’s position remains important.