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French sports minister: Best if delay of 2020 Olympic games is announced soon

FILE PHOTO: French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - If the Tokyo Olympic games are postponed to a new date, it would be best to announce that decision as soon as possible, French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu said on Monday.

“It is up to the Japanese government and the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to take the right decision...if the games were to be delayed, the decision to delay should be announced as soon as possible as it would reassure all athletes and their coaches in all the countries,” she told France Info radio.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstaeten, Dominique Vidalon, Editing by Franklin Paul

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