Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE: Games finally underway TODAY, Team GB stars test negative for Covid-19 – latest updates

MORNING, OLYMPICS FANS

The Tokyo Olympics were rocked yesterday, when head of the organising committee Toshiro Muto refused to rule out a last minute cancellation.

He said: “We can’t predict what will happen with the number of coronavirus cases. So we will continue discussions if there is a spike in cases.

“We have agreed that based on the coronavirus situation, we will convene five-party talks again.

“At this point, the coronavirus cases may rise or fall, so we will think about what we should do when the situation arises”

London 2012 chief Seb Coe, however, believes that it is imperative that the Games go ahead.

He exclusively told SunSport: “My message is that, absolutely, it’s worth having these Games.

“Why do I think it’s important? Well, actually 70 per cent of all competitors appear at one Games. They have one bite at this.

“I was lucky I went to two, the majority don’t.

“We’ve a responsibility if we can deliver it safely and securely and in a way that doesn’t just protect the athletes but also protects the local communities.

“The message for me is the athletes want this to take place.”

Meanwhile, Team GB’s women’s football team are set to get their campaign up and running this morning, when they take on Chile at 8:30am.

You can follow all the action with SunSport.

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