78% OK with Tokyo Olympics delay
Japan Times -- Mar 29
About 79 percent of the public approves of Tuesday’s decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics by about a year in light of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey found Saturday.

The three-day nationwide telephone poll from Thursday to Saturday found that 78.7 percent say the delay is “appropriate” and 11.1 percent favor a two-year delay.

The Summer Games were initially due to begin on July 24.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed to the unprecedented delay during a teleconference Tuesday and also raised concerns about the considerable logistic challenges and extensive shuffling of the international sports calendar for 2021 that it would require.

News source: Japan Times
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