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Tokyo Olympics have to be held 'at any cost,' Japan's Olympic minister says

The Tokyo Olympics should take place as scheduled in the summer of 2021 “at any cost,” Japan’s Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto said.

The Olympics were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pushed to July and August of 2021. There has been talk the Games could possibly be canceled entirely due to the coronavirus.

Japan Olympic minister wants Games ‘at any cost’

Hashimoto made the remarks during a news conference on Tuesday. Via Kyodo News (H/T USA Today Sports):

“All the people involved with the games are working together to prepare, and the athletes are also making considerable efforts toward next year under the circumstances they've been handed,” Hashimoto said.