Six months before the next Olympic Games in Tokyo, no one is able to say whether the competition will be able to take place.

Japan is facing a third wave even more violent than the previous two and the population is increasingly reluctant to host the Games.

There are even rumors of a new postponement.

The Tokyo Olympics are approaching but no celebrations are planned in the city.

The Japanese no longer want to celebrate: according to polls, the population is increasingly hostile to the holding of the event for fear that it would aggravate the Covid-19 pandemic.

The British daily 

The Times

 even argues that the Japanese government would have secretly acted to give up the organization of the Games this summer to organize them if possible later ... in 2032. This rumor was swept aside Friday by the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, and the organizing committee who said they were determined to host the games.


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The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Barr, said Thursday that the Games would take place and that there was no plan B.

The expectation of the athletes

In case of maintenance, the organizing committee will also have to decide on a possible closed door or the reception of a restricted public.

Whatever the format, the athletes are stamping their feet and are ready to go: "Everyone prefers to be in Tokyo rather than at home as was the case this summer," said French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie at the microphone of Europe 1. "We keep our fingers crossed that we arrive in the spring and that competitions can be maintained to prepare us. No one can make it to the Olympics if he has not done competitions before."

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The opening ceremony is to be held on July 23.

The uncertainties related to the virus are far from over and weigh on the accounts of the organizing committee.

In Tokyo, many questions remain unanswered.