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Anthony Foster
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14/03/2020 7:35 am  

Experts are predicting that this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo may take place without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19, which has so far killed 5,080 people and infected more than 138,000 worldwide, have fuelled rumours Tokyo 2020 could be postponed or cancelled.

But officials in Japan and from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have repeatedly insisted the Olympic Games, due to open on July 24, will go ahead as scheduled.

Even if this proves to be the case, some foresee that the event could be held behind closed doors.

"There is no cancelling an investment of 3 trillion JPY¥ (£22 billion/$28 billion/€25 billion)," Munehiko Harada, a professor at Waseda University's Faculty of Sport Sciences, was reported as saying by Kyodo News.


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