Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
“The postponement of the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2021 is a responsible, understandable, and absolutely logical decision in a pandemic. Cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in most countries. It is also necessary to combat its spread throughout the world.
As part of preventive measures, air traffic is suspended, and the largest international forums are canceled. In such conditions, I think that it’s okay if the schedule of the summer Olympic games is adjusted. Everything is logical here. Do not risk the lives and health of athletes and fans.”