Critical voices in the entire world has appealed to The International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the OLYMPICS this summer.
Norway's olympic committee was on Friday, also a part of the choir, objecting to holding the OLYMPICS in July and august due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
It has Japan chosen to answer, and, not surprisingly, wants the country to stick to the date of sommerlegene.
It tells Toshiaki Endo, the vice president of the Tokyo olympic arrangørkomité, Saturday, according to news agency Kyodo.
- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the one who takes the final decision.
- We will doggedly continue our work to host the event in July, says Endo.
the vice-president stresses, however, that you are not at a stage where you must decide to postpone or cancel the OLYMPICS.
The japanese response comes after a request from Norway to organise the OLYMPICS.
the Norwegian sports association (NIF) sent on Friday a letter to the IOC.
NIF is asking the IOC that the OLYMPICS in Tokyo 2020 will not be implemented until pandemisituationen is under control, wrote associated and elaborated:
On the basis of the highly unsettled situation in Norway and large parts of the world in general, is neither justifiable nor desirable to send the Norwegian practitioners to the OLYMPICS or para-OLYMPICS in Tokyo in 2020 before the international community has put this pandemic behind him.
The olympic committees in Colombia and Slovenia asked Friday about the same as Norway.
And generally, there is a growing number of federations and the athletes, which requires OL deferred.
on Friday called on the president of The English Atletikforbund, Nic Coward, the IOC to act, after England has closed a number of facilities which the athletes have to train on.
- It can not now. They are closed, and it creates stress for the athletes. I believe that, as the conditions are right now, it should lead to the games being postponed, said the Coward, according to Reuters.
He got support from the UNITED states swimming federation, which in a letter to the UNITED states Olympic Committee calls for pushing for an OLYMPICS-exposure.
- the USA Swimming would like to respectfully urge that the UNITED states Olympic and Paralympic Committee speaks for a postponement of the olympic games in 2020, writes the associated.
Sports events and the OLYMPICS-kvalifikationsstævner around the world have been postponed or cancelled - including this summer's european championship in football.
the IOC has earlier in the week said that one would not have intention to cancel or postpone the OLYMPICS, which is scheduled to start 24. July.