Japanese protesters outside Heiwadai Athletic Stadium in Fukuoka, reflecting concerns about the coronavirus before the Olympic Games. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese protesters outside Heiwadai Athletic Stadium in Fukuoka, reflecting concerns about the coronavirus before the Olympic Games. Photo: Kyodo

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese cities left in limbo over ‘host town’ deals as coronavirus concerns persist

  • Hong Kong’s fencing team and swimming team planned to stay in Yonezawa and Yamatokoriyama respectively but those plans have been cancelled
  • The uncertainty surrounding the hosting arrangements coincides with a surge in coronavirus cases across Japan and in Tokyo specifically

Japanese protesters outside Heiwadai Athletic Stadium in Fukuoka, reflecting concerns about the coronavirus before the Olympic Games. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese protesters outside Heiwadai Athletic Stadium in Fukuoka, reflecting concerns about the coronavirus before the Olympic Games. Photo: Kyodo
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