Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori says Japan will hold the Summer Olympics regardless of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mori, speaking at the start of a meeting with Japan’s Sports Research Commission, says they are working closely with the International Olympic Committee to make the Games happen.
“We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori said, adding the discussion should focus on how, not whether, the Olympics will happen.
“We must consider new ways of hosting the Olympics” as a part of that, he said.
Mori added while working together had its difficulties, Tokyo 2020 organisers and the IOC had a strong relationship.
The 2020 Games were postponed last year due to the global spread of the coronavirus.
A recent spike in infections in Japan triggered a state of emergency in some areas and fuelled speculation about whether the rescheduled Games can be held this summer.