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Why Olympics May Be Cancelled With 100 Days to Go

Two top Japanese officials have claimed that the Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled as the country faces a devastating fourth wave.

Tokyo Olympics might be canceled completely

Speaking on Thursday, the members of Japan’s ruling LDP party said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics – as one suggested that the event may not even go ahead.

Toshihiro Nikai, the secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, comments came just a day after Tokyo reached the 100-days-to-go mark on Wednesday.

Nikai said if it seems impossible to go on with the games, the authorities must definitely cancel them. If there is a surge in infections because of the games, there will be no meaning for the Tokyo games.

COVID-19 cases have been surging across Japan. On Wednesday, Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area of Osaka recorded over 1,100 new cases, its highest total since January.

Japan also recorded more than 4,000 new cases, also high-marks dating back to early in the year.

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