Japan vows to stage the postponed 2020 Olympic Games

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

The Tokyo Olympics will take place next summer, vows Japan’s new Prime Minister.

The 2020 Games were postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yoshihide Suga said staging the event will show that “humanity” beaten the virus.

He told the UN General Assembly’s virtual summit that Japan would “proactively lead” the world’s recovery from coronavirus.

He said: “In the summer of next year, Japan is determined to host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.

“I will continue to spare no effort in order to welcome you to Games that are safe and secure.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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