Eddie Jones assisting Hull FC as part of reciprocal coaching arrangementEngland head coach spending two days at Super League clubJones just back from working with Suntory Sungoliath in Japan Eddie Jones will spend two days with Hull FC in an ‘advisory role’ before the Super League club play Catalans Dragons. Photograph: David Davies/PA
TOKYO (Reuters) -Dozens of Japanese towns have abandoned plans to host Olympic athletes because of concern they will overburden stretched medical resources amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday. The reluctance of some towns to host visiting athletes, normally a source of pride for communities outside the host city, is the latest sign of deep unease in Japan over the scheduling of the Games in the middle of a pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed last year and are scheduled to take place from July 23 to Aug. 8 despite a surge in infections and a state of emergency in the host city.