Sapporo may delay Winter Olympics bid to 2034

JAPAN could push its Winter Olympics bid back four years to 2034 after corruption scandals related to the Tokyo Games, the country’s Olympic chief has warned.

The northern city of Sapporo has been aiming to host the 2030 Games but Japanese Olympic Committee president Yasuhiro Yamashita told reporters that it would be “difficult to move ahead without gaining people’s understanding”.