Tokyo Olympics: Preparing for everything including a quake

Tokyo Olympic organizers and government officials are preparing for everything, including an earthquake taking place during next year's games

TOKYO -- Tokyo Olympic organizers and government officials are preparing for everything, including an earthquake taking place during next year's games.

"I think we were able to achieve our primary objective, which was to make sure of smooth cooperation between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee," Hiroya Yarimizu, director of security for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, told reporters.

He also credited the police, firefighters, and soldiers for playing their part.

“I believe we were able to coordinate smoothly,” he added.

Medics simulated treatment on real people and mannequins on stretchers, and distributed water as they moved victims outside the venue to safety.

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