TOKYO (AP) — Next spring has been set as a possible deadline by a local lawmaker for deciding if the postponed Tokyo Olympics can go ahead. That's the judgement of former Japanese Olympic minister Toshikai Endo. Japanese television NHK quoted him at a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. He says “March next year is a time when we face major questions on whether athletes can be selected. We have to make a judgment in various ways depending on the situation then.” The Tokyo Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021. They were postponed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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