• Kyodo


Roughly 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers originally scheduled to help at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have quit, the Japanese organizing committee said Wednesday in the latest setback for the games to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“There’s no doubt that one of the reasons is concern over coronavirus infections,” Toshiro Muto, CEO of the organizing committee, told reporters, while saying it will not hinder operations.

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