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CEO: No guarantee Olympics will take place in 2021

The Summer Olympics have already been postponed once to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but one key organizer wouldn’t rule out the chances of further delays.

Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday that there was no way to say with certainty whether the rescheduled games would take place as currently scheduled.

“I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not,” Muto said, via Stephen Wade of the Associated Press. “We’re certainly are not in a position to give you a clear answer.”

It’s understandable that no guarantees are being offered here. Much depends on how the pandemic progresses and whether nations want to send athletes, which is what forced the postponement in the first place. Summer of 2021 should be more conducive to the Olympics, but we don’t know for sure yet.

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