The United States intends to participate in the Olympics in Japan despite the pandemic

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It will be held from July 23 to August 8.

The United States intends to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo despite signs of deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Japan. This was announced on Thursday at a regular briefing for journalists by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

“Our position has not changed. Of course, we are working in close coordination with the US National Olympic Committee to develop an assessment [of the situation in Japan] and our health advisers in the US government. But our position regarding their [American athletes’] presence at the Games has not changed,” said the official representative of President Joe Biden.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but the competition was postponed for a year due to the pandemic. They will take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021. At the same time, the name of the Games “Tokyo 2020” is preserved.

As previously stated by Governor Yuriko Koike, Tokyo authorities will request the Japanese government to introduce enhanced measures in the capital against the spread of the new coronavirus due to the deterioration in the dynamics of the growth in the number of new cases detected. Earlier this week, similar measures were taken in the prefectures of Osaka, Miyagi, and Hyogo.

Author: Steve Cowan
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