The Times writes about this with reference to a high-ranking source in the Japanese government.

The source said Tokyo is looking for an opportunity to announce the cancellation of the Olympics without losing face.

“Nobody wants to be the first to say this, but a consensus has been reached: it's too difficult.

Personally, I think that the Olympics will not take place, ”he said.

The Tokyo Olympics, postponed from 2020 to 2021, should take place from July 23 to August 8.

Earlier, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach reacted to rumors about the possible transfer of the Olympic Games to Tokyo.