Those responsible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled for this summer after being postponed last year because of the pandemic, are "inflexible" on this new schedule, the director general of the organizing committee told AFP. Toshiro Muto.
However, he did not rule out that the Games could possibly be held without spectators, while the coronavirus is still raging in the world, including in Japan.
"Holding the Games is our inflexible course and, at this stage, we are not discussing anything else," Muto said during this interview on Tuesday. The scenario of a cancellation "is not under discussion", he insisted.
About six months before the opening ceremony, the specter of the cancellation has yet returned to haunt the Tokyo-2020 Olympics in recent weeks.