IOC Member Says No Guarantee Tokyo Games Will Go Ahead

A staff member participates in a screening test for spectators and officials to ensure a safe and secure Toyo Olympic Games Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Dick Pound, a longtime International Olympic Committee member from Canada, hinted the rescheduled Tokyo Games could be in doubt due to the continued spread of the novel coronavirus, the BBC reported Thursday.

“I can’t be certain because the ongoing elephant in the room would be the surges in the virus,” he was quoted as saying.

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