Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee:Tokyo 2032 and Tokyo 2024 are fake news
Xinhua News AgencyTokyo, January 12th (Reporter Wang Zijiang) Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, is here on the 12th Said that the news about the cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2024 or even 2032 is fake news.
The Japanese gossip entertainment publication”Weekly Fact” broke the news earlier that the Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled and will be held in 2032 instead. There are also media reports that the Tokyo Olympics will be held in 2024, and the Paris and Los Angeles Olympics will be postponed for four years, respectively, in 2028 and 2032.
Toshiro Muto said in his New Year speech at the Olympic Organizing Committee headquarters that day:“Similar reports will only increase the anxiety of many people. What I want to say is that we have never done this before. These reports are wrong.”
Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Chairman Yoshiro Mori’s speech that day China also promised that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held as scheduled this summer. He said:”Spring is always coming, and the long night must be dawn. Believe this and bring happiness and hope to people, we will always do our best.”
The former prime minister of Japan He also said:”If we hesitate a little, or shrink a little, or even if we don’t know what to do, everything will be affected. We must proceed according to the plan, there is no other alternative.”
This This is the first public talk by a senior official of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee in nearly three weeks. During this period of time, the epidemic situation in Japan continued to worsen, and Tokyo and the three nearby counties entered a state of emergency again. The confidence of the Japanese people in the Olympics has been shaken. The latest opinion poll conducted by Kyodo News shows that more than 80%of the Japanese people hope that the Olympics will be postponed or cancel.
Muto Toshiro also said in his speech that day that Kyodo News’s survey results have not changed much from the results a month ago, because a month ago, the percentage of supporting the cancellation of the Olympics was 30%. Now It is 35%, but the percentage of people who hope that the Olympics will be postponed again has been greatly increased.
He said:”This shows that everyone still hopes that the Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo.” (End)