Kyodo News Agency on January 20th, Keith Mills, who was the vice chairman of the organizing committee of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, said on the BBC radio program broadcast on the 19th that from the global spread of the coronavirus epidemic, this summer’s Tokyo Olympics There is a high possibility of cancellation.
He said: “I have to doubt [whether it can be held] that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee must have plans to cancel.”
Former Vice President of BOCOG: The possibility of cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games is very high
In the interview, Mills speculated that the judgment of whether it could be held would be made within a month or two, pointing out that the Olympic Organizing Committee probably expected dramatic improvement and the early popularization of vaccines and thus strongly delayed the decision.
Regarding whether it will be postponed again to 2024, which has decided to host the Olympic Games in Paris, he believes that it is extremely difficult to adjust and holds a negative attitude.