Japan’s Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto is said to have stated that, the rearranged Tokyo Games must be held “at all cost” in 2021.
The Games was due to start in July this year, but was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, the International Olympic Committee is reported to have stated that, the event will go ahead “with or without Covid“.
“Everyone involved is working together to prepare and the athletes are also making considerable efforts towards next year,” Mr Hashimoto is reported to have said on Tuesday.
“We have to hold the Games at any cost. I want to concentrate all our efforts on measures against the Coronavirus.”
Olympic organisers are said to be looking at over 200 proposals on how best to deal with everything amid COVID-19, including easing travel restrictions for athletes, anti-virus measures at the athletes’ village and how to cope with spectators.