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'No Tokyo Olympics if coronavirus is not controlled'

There will be no Tokyo Olympics if the Covid-19 outbreak is not brought under control by next year, the president of the Games' organising committee has said.

The Games was scheduled for this summer but postponed by a year because of the pandemic.

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said that another delay was not under consideration, telling Japan's Nikkan Sports daily that if the virus outbreak was not under control by summer 2021, "it's cancelled".

Yoshitake Yokokura, the head of the Japan Medical Association, said it would be "difficult" to hold the Games if there was no effective vaccine available.

SOURCE: BBC

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