• World Athletics president confident Games will happen in 2021
  • Daily coronavirus cases in Japan reached record level this week

Sebastian Coe, the World Athletics president, believes the organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have a “cast-iron will” to stage next year’s event and is highly confident they will go ahead.

Japan had a record daily number of coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 555 people in hospital with serious symptoms, prompting health experts to urge people not to travel in the run-up to the new year holidays.

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Source: Athletics- The Guardian