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Japan to Present Vision of Olympics amid Pandemic by Year-End

Japan to Present Vision of Olympics amid Pandemic by Year-End

   Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--The government of new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga aims to present a vision of new Olympics and Paralympics that will focus on coronavirus prevention measures by the end of this year.
   Making the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, postponed by a year to 2021, a success is an important issue that will affect the fate of the government.
   Suga's predecessor, Shinzo Abe, initially sought to hold the games "in a complete form" despite the pandemic.
   But Abe later changed that stance to avoid the worst-case scenario of calling off the games altogether, accepting that they would be held in a simplified way.
   High on the agenda for the Suga government is a proposed Athlete Track, a system in which foreign athletes and officials are exempted from Japan's coronavirus entry ban under certain conditions, including taking polymerase chain reaction tests on their arrival and departure.

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