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Tokyo Olympics Will Happen Next Year Despite Virus, IOC’s Coates Says

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International Olympic Committee’s Vice President John Coates said the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year regardless of the coronavirus situation, AFP reported.

Coates told AFP in a phone interview the Games will start as planned on July 23 “with or without Covid,” stressing that the Olympics have never been canceled outside of world wars.