10,000 volunteers pull out of Tokyo Games

10,000 volunteers pull out of Tokyo Games
# 03 June 2021 19:18 (UTC +04:00)

We reported earlier about the head of the Tokyo Olympics expressing confidence in the Games going ahead this year, after being postponed last year because of the pandemic, APA reports citing BBC.

However, the head of the organising committee earlier said some 10,000 of 80,000 volunteers have already pulled out over coronavirus concerns.

Some also dropped out because of the postponement of the Games or in protest at sexist remarks made by president Seiko Hashimoto's predecessor, who was forced to resign in February after saying women talked too much in meetings.

The committee's chairman, Toshiro Muto, says the development will not seriously affect operations because the Games have been scaled back and given the fact no foreign spectators are being allowed to attend.

Most Japanese oppose holding the Olympics, which are due to start next month; Japan has been struggling to contain the pandemic and vaccination rollout has been slow.

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