Tokyo 2020 Chief Expects Vaccine Rollout To Aid Games
TOKYO: Six months from the start of the rearranged Olympics, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto is cautiously hopeful that successful rollouts of COVID-19 vaccines can help lead to the safe and successful staging of the world's largest sporting event.
Last year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese government made the unprecedented decision to postpone the Games for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
With cases still surging in Japan and across the globe, Tokyo organisers are determined there will be no further delay to the Games.
Muto stressed in an interview with Reuters on Thursday that vaccines would help the staging of the Olympics although they are not a panacea.