Macron to attend Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

France's sports minister says President Emmanuel Macron will attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23. Paris will host the Olympics in 2024.

Roxana Maracineanu revealed the plan in a radio program on Friday.

When asked if she thinks the Games will go ahead despite a resurgence of coronavirus cases in Japan, she said the Japanese prime minister and organizing committee have been working to minimize risks.

She also said France has been inoculating athletes as part of preparations.

Maracineanu said she and another minister also plan to visit Japan during the Games.