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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Abe says postponing Olympics is an option due to coronavirus

Japan PM rules out cancellation, while IOC says decision to come in 4 weeks

The  headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland,    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that postponing this summer's Tokyo Olympics was an option if the Games cannot be held in a "complete form" due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Abe's remarks to parliament came after the International Olympic Committee on Sunday discussed setting a four-week deadline for determining how to proceed with the Games, including a postponement.

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