Cancellation of Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to Coronavirus 'not being considered'

The Games are set to go ahead in July despite organisers previously saying they were 'extremely worried' about the virus

The 2016 men's Olympic road race (Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images)

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The cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to the Coronavirus outbreak is "not being considered", according to officials.

The 2020 Games chief Toshiro Muto told a press conference in the Japanese capital: "I want to again state clearly that cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo Games has not been considered."

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