Tokyo delays Olympic volunteer training because of virus

Tokyo Olympic organizers have postponed training sessions for volunteers because of the virus outbreak spreading from China but again stated there are no plans to cancel or delay the 2020 Games

Tokyo organizers said the postponed sessions are “part of efforts to prevent the spread of infection of the novel coronavirus.”

The International Olympic Committee, local organizers and the World Health Organization have repeatedly said there is no current need to put the games in doubt.

“There are no considerations of canceling the games nor will the postponements of these (training) activities have an impact on the overall games preparation,” Tokyo organizers said.

Still, plans for some Olympic-related promotions and preparation could change.

“In accordance with the government's policy for preventing the spread of infectious diseases, we will also evaluate the immediate need for each games-related event on a case by case basis,” organizers said.


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