January 21st, local time, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Chairman Yoshiro Mori was interviewed by West Japan News.
He said that it is expected that a decision will be made on whether to hold the Olympic Games in Tokyo as scheduled before the Olympic torch relay begins on March 25.
He denied the possibility of another extension.
On the same day, he also told Coordinating Chairman of the International Olympic Committee Coates that there was no change at present.
Mori said that of course, we should consider the worst-case scenarios.
Whether the torch relay is held or postponed will naturally know whether the Olympic Games will be held.
Regarding the public opinion survey conducted by the Japanese media, most people think that the Olympics should be postponed again.
Yoshiro Mori said: “This is impossible.” He pointed out that due to the treatment of officials seconded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and relevant departments, the Olympic Games cannot be postponed again.
And how many live spectators of the Olympic Games and whether they will be held without spectators are also the focus.
Sairo Mori said: “We will decide according to the situation of the epidemic.
A decision should be made in March, when we can predict what will happen in the summer.”