Doctors in Japan Want the Olympics Cancelled


Doctors in Japan are asking for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics as they fight to contain a recent COVID-19 case increase that has left hospitals in the country full.

According to Reuters, the Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association posted an open letter to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to ask his government to convince the International Olympics Committee that the Games should be canceled.

The message is one of the strongest pushes yet against the international sports event.

If the Games are not called off or postponed, they will begin on July 23 and end on Aug. 8.