The Worldwide Olympic Committee and Japanese authorities are vehemently denying reviews that the summer season video games will as soon as once more be postponed. The video games, scheduled to happen in Tokyo from July 23 to Aug. 8, have been postponed as soon as already from summer season 2020 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing a senior member of the ruling coalition, The Instances London reported that the Japanese authorities had privately determined that the Tokyo video games can be canceled. The member advised the Instances that the federal government's focus was to safe Tokyo as the situation for the Olympics' subsequent obtainable yr, 2032. Nevertheless, the IOC and Japanese authorities on Friday got here out and strongly rejected the rumors, calling the report "categorically unfaithful." The federal government stated in a press release that "All events concerned are working collectively to arrange for a profitable video games this summer season.""At an IOC government board assembly in July final yr, it was agreed that the opening ceremony of the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 can be held on July 23 this yr and this system and venues for the video games have been rescheduled accordingly."We will probably be implementing all potential countermeasures towards COVID-29 and can proceed to work intently with the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Authorities in our preparations for holding a protected and safe Video games this summer season," the assertion continued.The IOC added that it’s "totally targeting and dedicated to the profitable supply" of the Olympics and Paralympics this yr. Canadian Olympic chief David Shoemaker stated on Twitter that he’s "not conscious of any resolution made by the federal government of Japan, as reported" to cancel the summer season video games. "[The Canadian Olympic Committee] is assured that the Video games may be staged efficiently and safely given all that we now have discovered on the earth of sport over the previous few months and the emphasis the IOC and Tokyo 2020 have positioned on measures to fight COVID-19," Shoemaker stated. "We’re persevering with our preparations to take part within the Tokyo 2020 Video games with a continued give attention to the well being and security of our athletes, their households and their communities.Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike additionally denied the cancelation reviews, regardless of declaring a state of emergency on Thursday because of the excessive variety of coronavirus instances. Well being officers report greater than 354,050 instances of COVID-19 in Japan, with greater than 4,880 deaths.