Tokyo 2020 scandal impacting Sapporo 2030 bid, says Hokkaido governor

Ryoyu Kobayashi of Team Japan looks on during Mixed Team Ski Jumping at Beijing 2022 (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Ryoyu Kobayashi of Team Japan looks on during Mixed Team Ski Jumping at Beijing 2022 (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Naomichi Suzuki, governor of Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture, has admitted that the ongoing corruption scandal surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has had a negative impact on Sapporo’s bid to host the 2030 Winter Games.

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