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Olympics-Tokyo 2020 chief doesn’t rule out cancelling Games

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By Ju-min Park and Sakura Murakami TOKYO (Reuters) – The chief of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee on Tuesday did not rule out cancelling the Olympics if COVID-19 cases spiked, as more athletes tested positive for the virus and sponsors ditched plans to attend Friday’s opening ceremony. Asked at a news conference if the global sporting showpiece might still be cancelled, Toshiro Muto said he would keep an eye on infection numbers and liaise with other organisers if necessary. “We will continue discussions if there is a spike in cases,” said Muto. “We have agreed that based on the coronaviru…

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