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'Delaying Olympics by too long a burden to athletes'

March 23, 2020 15:39 IST
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IMAGE: Japan could be forced to delay the Tokyo Olympics because of the widening coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Too long of a delay to the Olympic Games would be a burden to athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2020 games, the president of the Japan Olympic Committee said on Monday.

 

Yasuhiro Yamashita made the comment at a news conference on Monday, as speculation deepened that Japan would be forced to delay the Olympics because of the widening coronavirus outbreak.

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