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Olympic boss rejects claims Tokyo set to dump Games, threaten SEQ bid




Friday January 22, 2021

Australian Olympic veteran John Coates has slammed misleading reports that the Tokyo Games will not be held this year and that the Japanese capital may instead take Queensland’s hopeful place in 2032.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates. (Photo: Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)

Newspaper reports overseas quoted an unnamed Japanese government official conceding that the Tokyo games would have to be delayed again due to COVID-19, potentially to the next available slot in 2032.

Southeast Queensland is one of several potential bidders for that 2032 slot,…

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