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Tokyo delays Olympic volunteer training because of virus

TOKYO: While again stating there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics, local organizers postponed training sessions for volunteers on Friday for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China. About 80,000 people are needed at the Olympics to provide free work which the IOC calls “key support to ensure the success of the games.” Tokyo organizers said the postponed sessions are “part of efforts to prevent the spread of infection of the novel coronavirus.” Training will be postponed until May or later, organizers said on their website. More than 200,000 people applied to be volunteers, with about one-third from outside Japan. The Olympics are scheduled to run from July 24-Aug. 9.

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