Concerns rise that coronavirus could affect 2020 Summer Olympics

11,000 athletes are expected to participate, drawing tens of thousands of spectators from around the world to a sporting event that will cost Japan $12.6 billion.
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Co midnight chain is having widespread impacts across the globe and now there is concern that it could potentially impact the 20/20 Summer Olympics a let's take a look. By the numbers three months that's how much time the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee says that there is to decide the fate of the Tokyo summer games as corona virus spreads fast in neighboring China and now South Korea. With eland is scheduled to open on July 24 the official tells the associated president decision. Could be made as late as may on whether prone to virus is under control enough to allow the Olympics to move forward as planned. With some 111000 athletes expected to compete in the summer games and tens of thousands more spectators attended expected to travel from around the world to launch. A potential pandemic that lasted a spring could make pulling off a large scale global events impossible. Japan he officially spending twelve point six billion dollars organize this year's Olympics although estimates project a much higher budget making. Cancellation or postponement of costly move. The last time the islanders were canceled 76 years ago in 1944 when the summer games planned for London. We're called off because of World War II but Olympic officials say for now it's still business as usual and they expect the games to go forward.

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