Japan PM: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 22:20:55-04

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe was commenting on the International Olympic Committee's plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include an postponement option.

Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out a possibility of a cancellation.