Tokyo 2020's Muto: venue problems already apparent for next year's Games

Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Chief Executive Officer, attends a news conference after Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting, during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool

TOKYO (Reuters) - Problems have already become apparent in planning for venues for next year’s Olympics, although organizers have yet to be told that they can’t use any venue, the CEO of Tokyo 2020, Toshiro Muto, told a news conference on Monday.

He made the comment after Tokyo announced the delayed games would be held from July 23, 2021. Olympics organizers announced last week that the Games would be delayed due to the deepening coronavirus crisis.

Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Toby Chopra