Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are continuing “as planned,” according to the local organizing committee.
The committee told CNN it would “continue to collaborate with all relevant organizations which carefully monitor any incidence of infectious diseases and will review any countermeasures that may be necessary with all relevant organizations. The rest is speculation.”
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) also told CNN yesterday the 2020 Olympics preparations would continue, and that “countermeasures against infectious diseases constitute an important part of Tokyo 2020’s plans to host a safe and secure Games.”
Cancelation speculation: Earlier on Tuesday, senior IOC member Dick Pound told The Associated Press there is the potential for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games to be postponed or canceled, estimating there is a three-month window to make that decision.
Tokyo 2020 responded to CNN that it “was informed that ‘the 3-month window’ is not necessarily the IOC’s collective view.”