Hashimoto insists Tokyo 2020 will go ahead as 10,000 volunteers quit over COVID-19

June 8, 2021

It has been reported that 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers for the Games have quit, largely because of coronavirus fears. However, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto insists this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place as planned – unless the majority of teams are unable to travel to Japan because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside the Games