Deadline For Olympics Set For Next Spring
TOKYO (AP) – Next spring has been set as a possible deadline by a local lawmaker for deciding if the postponed Tokyo Olympics can go ahead. That’s the judgment of former Japanese Olympic minister Toshikai Endo. Japanese television NHK quoted him at a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The Tokyo Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021. They were postponed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Endo is the latest powerful politician to speak out this week about the games, bracing the Japanese public for possible changes and costs. Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike said Thursday the games were likely to be downsized and undergo many changes.