Now is time to be positive and prepare, says JOC head

Now is time to be positive and prepare, says JOC head

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Yasuhiro Yamashita, said on Wednesday he wanted to make the Games successful after an additional year of preparation, following its delay due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Yasuhiro Yamashita attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Yasuhiro Yamashita attends a news conference after the announcement of the games' postponement to 2021, in Tokyo, Japan March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Naoki Ogura

TOKYO: The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Yasuhiro Yamashita, said on Wednesday he wanted to make the Games successful after an additional year of preparation, following its delay due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Now is the time to be positive and prepare for the Games now that their prospects have become clear, Yamashita told reporters.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

Source: Reuters

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