Japan believes that the future of the Tokyo Olympics will be decided by US President Joe Biden.
Haruyuki Takahashi, a member of the executive committee of the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics, said that the holding of the Games depends on the United States.
According to him, the new US President, Joe Biden, although facing the severe consequences of the pandemic, could make a statement about the Olympics, which would give impetus to its further organization.
It’s up to the U.S. I don’t like to say this, but neither Thomas Bach nor the IOC are able to make a decision about the Olympics.
They do not have such a level of leadership», – quotes Takahashi Wall Street Journal on January 27.
We remind that there has recently been talk that Japan, due to the pandemic, should cancel the Olympics, which was already postponed from 2020 to 2021 because of the coronavirus. The country is already considering options for competitions with or without a limited number of spectators.
The Japanese authorities and the organizing committee are committed to holding the Olympics as scheduled.