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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

No easy options for Tokyo Olympics in year of the virus

Cancellation, postponement or closed doors each pose problems

A passerby wearing a protective face mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease walks past a screen displaying logos of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As the coronavirus pandemic rages, Japan sits waiting for what is shaping up to be an inconvenient truth.

Despite assurances from the International Olympic Committee and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, they will have no choice but to consider canceling or postponing this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games unless the virus' spread is brought under control.

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