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No ‘Plan B’ for Ol questions over Chinese presence

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China. The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally with almost 1,400 deaths in China, but only one in Japan where fear is rising with so much attention focused on the outbreak. “Certainly the advice we re received externally from the WHO (World Health Organization) is that there s no case for any contingency plans or cancelling the games or moving the games, John Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, said to wrap up a two-day...

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