The organizing Committee of Tokyo-2020 denied information about the possible consideration of canceling the Olympics because of the coronavirus.

Toshiro Muto, head of the organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, commented on the words of IOC member Richard pound that the tournament may be canceled if the situation with the coronavirus does not go down in the next two months. “Our main idea is that we continue to prepare for the Olympics and Paralympics according to the established plan. While the situation with the coronavirus is difficult to predict, we will take all measures to ensure that the Games are safe.

Never heard that the end of may is the deadline. When we asked about this, we got the answer that this is not the IOC’s position, ” Muto said. “Games are not canceled. But even if the Olympics were canceled, the IOC would continue to Fund sports and National Olympic committees. But there are no plans to cancel the Games.

We have canceled Games in the past in wartime… It’s just a matter of monitoring the situation, ” IOC member John Coates was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Mark Adams, press attache of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said that the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be held on time, despite the threat of coronavirus.

“The world health organization (who) has not even banned international travel, there is no pandemic yet. There are some difficulties with qualifying tournaments, but we are doing a good job. The games will be held in July – everything else is speculation. No matter how many people ask me about it, I will still answer this way.

There is a lot of speculation right now, but we want to focus on the facts. I can only repeat that the who did not recommend any restrictions, ” Adams said at a press conference. The 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from July 24 to August 9.