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Coronavirus could still force Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled, senior Japanese politician warns

A senior Japanese politician said cancelling the Tokyo Olympics over the coronavirus remains a possibility on Thursday, as a surge in cases renews concerns about the Games with less than 100 days to go.Toshiro Nikai, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s number two, said the Olympics must be cancelled “without hesitation” if the virus situation is too severe.A year after their historic postponement, the 2020 Olympics remain beset by pandemic problems, with parts of the torch relay forced behind…

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