Endo, former minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and former vice chairman of the Tokyo Organizing Committee, said at a meeting of a group of lawmakers to which he belongs, "It is very disappointing if (the arrest charges) are true. The new model. I think the postponement due to the coronavirus will put a damper on the hardships of the many people involved in making the Games a wonderful event, and on the efforts to bid for the 2030 Sapporo Olympics and Paralympics, which are now in their prime."