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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Wednesday the capital should host the postponed Summer Olympics “by all means” next year by taking thorough measures against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“Athletes are going through much hardship due to the one-year delay given that their physical condition and motivation were targeted at this summer,” Koike said in a talk delivered online from the metropolitan government. “We have to go forward with the games next summer by all means.”

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