Organizers of OI-2020 canceled the countdown ceremony before the start of the tournament

The organizers of the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo decided to cancel the countdown ceremony before the start of the tournament, which was scheduled for July 23, reports Wtvbam with reference to the Japanese TV channel NHK.

“We cannot afford to hold such a large-scale event at this time, as there is still a risk of the spread of coronavirus,” said one of the members of the organizing Committee of the Games.

Earlier it became known that the government of Japan and the organizing Committee of the Games are considering a simplified holding of the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. The Games were originally scheduled to take place in July-August 2020, but they were moved to the same dates in 2021. Due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, the possibility of reducing the number of participants in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic games will be considered. They can also reduce the number of viewers.

Most of the residents of Tokyo have decided against holding the Olympics already migrated

More than half of Tokyo residents spoke out against holding the Olympic games in the capital of Japan, which were previously postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is reported by “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, referring to the report of the Kyodo Agency, which used the data of local sociologists.

1030 people aged 18 to 72 took part in the survey. The opinions of the capital’s residents were divided as follows: 51.7% of respondents were against the Olympics, 46.3% were in favor, and 2% could not decide on the answer.

Recall that it was originally planned that the summer Olympics in Tokyo will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but according to the decision approved by the International Olympic Committee, it was postponed to the same dates in 2021.

Taro Yamamoto, a former actor who now heads the Reiwa Shinsengumi party, announced his candidacy for the post of Governor of Tokyo (Japan), Bloomberg reports.

It is reported that the main point of his program in case of winning the election will be the cancellation of the summer Olympic games in Tokyo. He believes that the money that will be spent on hosting the Olympics can be used more efficiently in another area.

Tokyo’s gubernatorial election will be held on July 5. The current Governor, Yuriko Koike, has also put forward her candidacy.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic games, which were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, were postponed to next summer and will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.