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Biden in favor of Tokyo Olympics taking place

United States President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that he is in favor of Tokyo Olympics going ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said.

"President Biden affirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympic Games moving forward with all public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff and spectators. President Biden expressed pride in the US athletes who have trained for the Tokyo Games and will be competing in the best traditions of the Olympic spirit," the White House said following Biden's discussions with Suga on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

Earlier, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto stated her team would be grateful if the G7 supported the Olympics taking place.

Breaking the News / NP