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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Coronavirus must fade by May for Tokyo Olympics: official

'We will find the least worst option,' says head of French committee

The growing outbreaks of the new coronavirus is threatening the prospects for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start in July.   © Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) -- Unless the coronavirus pandemic is waning by the end of May, this year's Tokyo Olympic Games cannot be staged on schedule, the head of the French Olympic Committee told Reuters on Monday.

"My feeling is that if we're still in the crisis by the end of May I can't see how the Games can happen (on time)," Denis Masseglia said in a telephone interview.

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