Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

An official board individual from the Tokyo Olympic arranging advisory group says another postponement ought to be looked for if the games can’t be held one year from now.

The Tokyo Olympics were to be held for this present year yet were deferred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendation originates from Haruyuki Takahashi in a meeting distributed Monday in the Japanese games paper Nikkan Sports.

“The fundamental need is to put forth a unified attempt to hold them (Olympics) in the late spring of 2021,” Takahashi said.

He said if that is beyond the realm of imagination ‘we should begin activity by and by to get another postponement.’ Estimates in Japan recommend the one-year defer will cost $2 billion to $6 billion, a large portion of which will tumble to Japanese citizens.

Universal Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and nearby arranging board President Yoshiro Mori have both precluded another postpone and have said the games will be dropped on the off chance that they can’t open on July 23, 2021.

Takahashi has been personally attached to the Tokyo Games.

He’s accounted for to have gotten a great many dollars from the Tokyo offer board of trustees for his work campaigning IOC individuals when Tokyo was picked in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in front of Madrid and Istanbul.

Takahashi is a previous representative of the mammoth Japanese promoting organization Dentsu, Inc., which has been credited with helping Tokyo land the Olympics. Dentsu is the restrictive promoting organization for the Tokyo Olympics and has been crucial in arranging a record $3.3 billion in nearby sponsorships.

A French examination has addressed Dentsu’s job in handling the Olympics, including campaigning Lamine Diack. Diack was an IOC part when Tokyo was granted the Olympics and is additionally a previous leader of the world administering assemblage of olympic style sports, World Athletics.

Diack is being investigated in Paris on debasement allegations that are independent from supposed vote-purchasing in 2013. The vote-purchasing claims constrained the abdication a year ago of Tsunekazu Takeda, the leader of the Japanese Olympic Committee.