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Tags: tokyo | olympics | virus | outbreak

Tokyo Olympics May Scale Down Torch Relay for Virus

greek singer sakis rouvas holds a 2020 olympic torch in athens
Greek singer Sakis Rouvas holds a 2020 Olympic torch in Athens. (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:50 AM EST

Tokyo Olympics officials are considering scaling down the torch relay due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the chief executive of the organizing committee said on Wednesday.

The committee's basic stance was that this summer's Olympics and Paralympics would go ahead as planned, Toshiro Muto told reporters.

Japan has moved to quell fears that the Olympics might be canceled after International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound was quoted by the Associated Press as saying the Games would more likely be canceled than postponed or moved if the virus forced any change in the schedule.

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Tokyo Olympics officials are considering scaling down the torch relay due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the chief executive of the organizing committee said on Wednesday.
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:50 AM
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