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World Leaders Back Tokyo 2020 To Go-ahead by divinehand2003(m): 6:43am On Jun 14
Group of Seven (G7) leaders have once again offered their support for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place as planned.

The G7 – an alliance formed of the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Olympic hosts Japan – has been holding an in-person leaders’ summit in Cornwall in the UK over recent days. G7 leaders “reiterate our support for the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe and secure manner as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19”, read an official communique.

The Olympic Opening Ceremony is due to take place on July 23, despite Tokyo being under a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach welcomed the G7 endorsement, calling it “a great encouragement”.

 

 

“We thank the G7 leaders for their support,” said Bach.

“We take this as a great encouragement to deliver safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 for everybody in this spirit of worldwide solidarity.”

COVID-19 was one of the main topics on the agenda of the G7 summit, along with the climate crisis, economic recovery, and foreign policy.

During the gathering, US President Joe Biden set aside time for discussions with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, during which Biden also underlined American support for the Games going ahead.

https://thenationonlineng.net/world-leaders-back-tokyo-2020-to-go-ahead/

Re: World Leaders Back Tokyo 2020 To Go-ahead by divinehand2003(m): 6:47am On Jun 14
I thought COVID-19, which is still very present in the world, would lead to another shift in the commencement of the Olympics.

But thanks be to God that they finally made the best decision to allow the games go ahead.

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