Tokyo Olympics Will Be Simplified -Muto

The head of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Commitee Toshiro Muto says the games will be a simplified one.

The Games, scheduled to start in July, were postponed for a year in March because of fears over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muto  hinted that the Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”  as Organisers are working on more than 200 ideas to simplify and reduce costs for the rescheduled Games.

Speaking to reporters ,  Muta stressed that the organisers had not ruled out reducing the number of fans, although the competition schedule remains unchanged for now.

In the meantime, Yoshiro Mori, the president of Tokyo 2020, refused to discuss the possibility of cancelling the games altogether.

“It’s not right to discuss speculation based on a hypothetical scenario and therefore our direction is to not consider at all about cancellation,” he said.

In April, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the games may be put off if the nation does not successfully tackle the virus.


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