One hundred days before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, John Coates announced that cancellation of the game due to the corona pandemic was definitely not on the agenda. A day later, the words of the Vice President of the International Olympic Committee were suddenly questioned.
Now that the infection rate in Japan has risen sharply again, Toshihiro Nikai expressed concern on behalf of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Since reaching its peak in January, concerns about corona have not been so great. Japan is already in the fourth wave of corona.
Nikai worries: “It seems impossible for the Olympics to continue, and the Olympics may have to be cancelled.” As the situation in Japan deteriorates, Nikai is worried. “If the Olympics leads to an increase in the number of infections, it does not make sense to keep the infections at all.”
Nikai was the first politician to break through optimism. The Secretary-General’s words are a heavy burden for the Japanese.
NOS reporter Kjeld Duits said: “The secretary-general means that he is the second person in the party, so it is really important.” “But the government reiterated today that the Olympics will continue as usual.”
A few hours after Nikai was interviewed by a Japanese TV station, he said the subtlety of his words, that is, the organization that decides whether or not the incident will happen. And his party will continue to support the Olympics anyway.
The German said: “He said that the Olympics are very important to Japan and must do everything possible to ensure success.” “He may have called himself back.”
As we all know, due to the corona pandemic, the Olympic Games have been postponed for a year.