Thousands of Tokyo Olympics volunteers quit - NHK

Thousands of Tokyo Olympics volunteers quit - NHK By Qatar Day - June 02, 2021

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Around 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers who signed up to help at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have quit, broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday, citing organisers.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and are due to start on July 23.

Multiple opinion polls have shown that a majority of respondents are opposed to holding the Games this summer during the pandemic.

By Qatar Day - June 02, 2021

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