Tokyo Olympic Board Member Would Support Another Delay
TOKYO (AP) — An executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says another delay should be sought if the games can't be held next year. The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The suggestion comes from Haruyuki Takahashi in an interview with the Japanese sports newspaper Nikkan Sports. Takahashi says the main priority should be to make a "united effort to hold them (Olympics) in the summer of 2021.” He says if that is not possible “we should start action once again to get another delay.” IOC President Thomas Bach and organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori have said the games will be canceled if they can't happen next year.