On January 21 local time, Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, gave an interview to West Japan news. He said a decision is expected to be made on whether to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as scheduled before the start of the Olympic torch relay on March 25. He denied the possibility of another delay. On the same day, he also told IOC coordination chairman Coates that there is no change at present.
Yoshiro Mori said that, of course, all kinds of worst-case situations should be considered. Whether the torch relay will be held or postponed will naturally determine whether the Olympic Games will be held.
Regarding the opinion survey conducted by Japanese media, most people think that the Olympic Games should be postponed again, Yoshiro Mori said: “it’s impossible.” He pointed out that in view of the treatment of officials seconded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and relevant departments, the Olympic Games could not be postponed again.
The number of spectators and whether the Olympic Games will be held without spectators is also a focus. “We will decide according to the epidemic situation,” Mori said. A decision should be made in March, when we can see what will happen in the summer. ” (CCTV reporter Wang Meng)