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Coronavirus will not affect Tokyo Olympics schedule, organizer says

Yoshiro Mori stresses cancellation or postponement have 'not been considered'

Yoshiro Mori, the chief of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, vowed on Feb. 13 to "work with the government and respond calmly" to any problems related to the coronavirus.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori reiterated Thursday that the schedule of this summer's games will not be affected by the spread of the new coronavirus.

"I want to again state clearly that cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo Games has not been considered," Mori said at the beginning of a two-day meeting with the International Olympic Committee to discuss preparations.

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