Tokyo (Reuters) – a large-scale survey conducted in Japan news network (JNN) found that 77% of respondents believe that the Olympic games in Tokyo “will be held” next year, it was announced on Monday.

At the Tokyo Games in 2020, is supposed to begin this month, has been postponed for a year because of the epidemic of the coronavirus.

How do you plan the organizers moved the games, questions remain over whether it is suitable, or perhaps to host the Olympic games in Japan next year.

The organizers said earlier that they will look to “simplify” games next year to cut costs and reduce risks associated with COVID-19.

However, in the JNN poll conducted over the weekend, and that first and foremost, about Japanese politics, 77% of respondents believe that the Olympics “will not work” in 2021. They did not give a reason.

Only 17% said they thought it “may be held” next year.

In March, the government of Japan and the international Olympic Committee took the unprecedented decision to postpone the Olympic games in Tokyo by 2021.

Since then, organizers have struggled against a wide range of problems associated with the transfer, including cost, athlete safety and protection of facilities.

(Reporting by Jack Tarrant; editing by Michael Perry)



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