Japan wants Olympic Games in 2021. Will show that “humanity defeated the virus”
Japan is determined to organize the Olympic Games in the summer of 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that the country was “determined” to organize the Olympic Games in the summer of 2021 and declared that the event would serve “as proof that humanity has defeated the virus”.
“We are determined to organize the Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer as proof that humanity has defeated the virus,” said Yoshihide Suga in his first political speech to the Japanese parliament since his inauguration in September.
“We will continue to do our best to make the tournament safe,” he added.
Since taking office, the new Japanese Prime Minister has maintained his predecessor’s message about the hosts’ willingness to move forward with the Games, despite difficulties in organizing such a major event during the pandemic.
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