Japan stands firm on Tokyo Olympics schedule, denies report of cancellation

"Одна законченная результативная задача стоит полусотни полузаконченных задач." Малкольм Форбс ©

By Jack Tarrant and Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan stood firm on Friday on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied reports of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a global pandemic. Though much of Japan is under a state of emergency due to a third wave of COVID-19 infections, Tokyo Olympic organisers have vowed to press ahead with the re-scheduled Games, which are due to open on July 23 after being postponed for a year because of the coronavirus. A government spokesman said there was «no trut…

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