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Tokyo 2020 dependent of COVID-19 vaccine - Mori

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are dependent on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19, head of the event's organizing committee Yoshiro Mori said on Wednesday.

"If things continue as they are now, we couldn't," the former prime minister of Japan noted. Speaking during an interview with NHK, Mori said: "Whether the coronavirus can be brought under control is the most important factor. This applies to progress in the development of vaccines or treatments."

He went on to say that in case it is impossible to hold the event in 2021 as planned, Tokyo 2020 will likely be scrapped as further cancelations would influence Paris 2024.

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