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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

JOC executive warns fewer cities will bid for Olympics after Tokyo

Kaori Yamaguchi says games are now 'entertainment and business' events

Kaori Yamaguchi, a former Olympian and a Japan Olympic Committee board member, speaks to Nikkei Asia in an online interview on Friday.

TOKYO -- One legacy of the pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics is that fewer cities are likely to bid to for the games in the future, Kaori Yamaguchi, a board member of the Japan Olympic Committee, told Nikkei Asia in an interview on Friday.

The remarks by Yamaguchi, a former Olympic judoka, come one day after the International Olympic Committee approved Brisbane's bid to host the Summer Games in 2032. No other cities are expected to compete.

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