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About 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers quit with 50 days until opening ceremony

TOKYO / CNN — Thousands of volunteers have pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in recent weeks, organizers said, fueling concerns over Japan not being prepared to host the Games amid new COVID-19 cases. About 10,000 of the 80,000 registered volunteers supporting athletic events had quit as of Wednesday, according to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Organizing Committee, said he does not believe the volunteer withdrawals will impact the operation of the Games, which were postponed last year due to the pandemic. The rescheduled event is due to start...

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