80 percent of Japanese want Olympics cancelled or rescheduled

Tokyo Olympics

dpa/GNA – About 80 per cent of Japanese said the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics should be cancelled or rescheduled, a survey conducted by Kyodo News showed on Sunday.

According to the survey, 35.3 per cent of those polled favoured the cancellation of the Games, while 44.8 per cent said the event should be delayed once again.

In March, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the International Olympic Committee and Japan to put off the Olympics and the Paralympics by one year to this summer.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government on Thursday declared a month-long state of emergency over the pandemic for Tokyo and its surrounding region amid a surge in infections.

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