Japan PM: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 22:08:33-04

TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe was commenting on the International Olympic Committee's plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include an postponement option.

Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out a possibility of a cancellation.

Additionally, the Canadian Olympic Committee said it won't send team to Olympics unless games are postponed by one year.