Tokyo Olympic head shoots down comments about delaying games

Executive board member of the Olympic Committee, Haruyuki Takahashi, has apologized for comments saying the 2020 games might not go as planned.

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March 11, 2020 - 10:13 AM

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Wednesday he has received an apology from an executive board member who said the 2020 Games should be delayed a year to two because of the coronavirus.

Yoshiro Mori called a quick news conference at committee headquarters to shoot down the comments.

“There is no plan now to change our plans,” Mori said, speaking in Japanese.

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