Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Officials say Olympic cancellati­on, no fans still an option


TOKYO: Two officials in Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One suggested they still could be canceled, and the other said even if they proceed, it might be without any fans.

Toshihiro Nikai, the No. 2 and secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, mentioned the cancellati­on only a day after Tokyo reached the 100-days-to-go mark on Wednesday.

He made his comments in a show recorded by Japan's TBS TV.

If it seems impossible to go on with the games, they must be definitely canceled, Nikai said.

If there is a surge in infections because of the Olympics, there will be no meaning to having the Olympics.

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