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Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 'will go ahead as planned' says Olympics CEO

Tokyo 2020 is to ‘go ahead as planned’ according to Olympics CEO Toshiro Muto, despite the growing concern amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision by the IOC (International Olympic Comittee’ has been met with backlash by a number of competitors, including Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson. ‘I feel under pressure to train and keep the same routine which is impossible’ the Team GB heptathlete said on social media

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    I Say The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Should Go As Planned We Are Not Letting This Coronavirus Win It Will Die Soon in The Spring Were It's Nice And Warms With Flowers And in The Summer Were It's Totally Hot And You Can Go To The Beach 🌸🌼🏵️🌹🌷🌻💐🏖️🏕️🏜️🏝️

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    IOC got some big dollars from Abe.

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    We spoke to the IOC and it's important to carry on with the 2 week long advertising saturation campaign from the private sector in the spirit of the Olympics…

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    How much did you get paid by Japan, IOC???

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    Olympics must be delayed to ensure 'equal' competition ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/mar/18/ioc-counting-on-solidarity-of-athletes-as-dissent-grows-over-2020-olympics
    See all our coronavirus coverage ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak

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    Abe, I know how much you want to host this freaking Olympics before your term ends. You care about nothing but your own shiny legacy and power. Feel so bad for your people whose safety you neglect

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    Crazy Abe Shinzo, it must get cancelled. Tokyo is filled with coronavirus!

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    Selfish and Reckless!!!!😷

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    Oh no it won't. You can't have a party when no one can come. No airlines. No crowds. No Olympics. Boo Hoo. A bunch of big shot executives won't be fattening their bank accounts this year. Boo Hoo! Boo Hoo!
    Of course, the athletes are going to get screwed too… but then, anyone who thinks being slightly better at some recreational activity (aka "sport") than most others is a worthwhile endeavour deserves a slap upside the head. Grow up and get a real job.

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    Vinadelmar Vinadelmar

    tokyo Olympic must be canceled due to radioactive contaminants, radioactive air, radioactive food, radioactive water, Corona virus, earthquakes, evil Abe,hot weather and so on !😱

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    4 years back to back professional

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    Crazyyyyy///Stop/////NO OLYMPICS GAME IN JAPAN…..Peoples will be sick more and more….

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    if you look at the sponsors of the olympic 2020, you might see why the IOC wants to go ahead..

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    The Olympics are a business and the IOC doesnt want to lose money and Abe wants to protect his legacy! What a joke! Boycott the Tokyo Olympics!

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    This did not age well…

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