Japan government says no truth to report of possible Olympics cancellation


TOKYO (Reuters) - There is no truth to a report about the possible cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Manabu Sakai, a government spokesman, told reporters on Friday, denying a newspaper report that the event would be called off.

The Times reported on Friday that Japan's government had privately concluded the already-delayed Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

(Reporting by Takashi Umekawa and Chris Gallagher; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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