On Thursday there were rumors of a cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics. But this Friday, the Japanese government first and then the International Olympic Committee came out to refute them.
The IOC issued a statement supporting what the Japanese government said: “Some news circulated saying that the Japanese government had decided to cancel the Olympic Games in Japan due to the coronavirus. That is a lie.”
“In coordination with our partners and friends in Japan, the IOC is committed to the successful completion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year,” concludes what was announced by the International Olympic Committee.