BBC Sport: IOC official dismisses concerns of Japanese people, says Summer Olympics are a go

I wonder if any IOC official has the guts to speak face to face with Japanese citizens, or if they’ll remain walled off from them? I think we know the answer after reading this.

“All of the plans that we have in place to protect the safety and security of athletes and the people of Japan are based around the worst possible circumstances, so the answer [to whether the Games could take place during a state of emergency] is absolutely yes.

“The advice we have got from the World Health Organisation and all of the scientific advice, is that all the measures we have outlined in the playbook, all those measures are satisfactory to ensure a safe and secure Games in terms of health, and that’s whether there is a state of emergency or not.”

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