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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sebastian Coe says postponing Tokyo 2020 again 'not possible'

World Athletics chief sees next Games in Paris if not this summer

President of World Athletics and International Olympic Committee member Sebastian Coe.

LONDON -- Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, said postponing the Tokyo Games is no longer an option and expressed confidence they can be held safely.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and Japan's latest state of emergency still in place in Tokyo, the Japanese public continues to be apprehensive about hosting the event planned for this summer. Public opinion surveys still show some want the Olympics and Paralympics to be postponed a second time.

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