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Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Thursday that canceling the Tokyo Games “is still an option,” a rare admission by a top official that has cast further doubt upon the postponed sporting event.

His remarks came as a surprise since public officials, organizers and stakeholders have been steadfast in their public support for holding the Summer Games in July despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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