Hidemasa Nakamura of the Games Organizing Committee about the match between South Africa and Japan, where two athletes are infected with the new coronavirus and 18 people including athletes are recognized as close contacts in the Tokyo Olympics soccer boys on the night of the 22nd. The chief of the main operations center said, "There are still checks that must be done according to the rules, so it will be decided in the future, but I feel that managing the match in a safe manner is one of the symbols of this tournament. It is premised that the match will be played as scheduled, "he said, and he announced that he would promptly announce whether or not the match could be held when a decision was made.