Japan on Tuesday said that it considers another postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to be impractical due to the difficulty in securing the reservation of sports venues and accommodation for participants.

When asked about reports published in British media alleging that sponsors are behind the scenes asking for another postponement, Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa said at a press conference that it would be difficult, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

According to the reports, some major Olympics sponsors who have invested billions of dollars are asking for the sporting event to be pushed back by several months to allow more spectators to attend.

Marukawa said on Tuesday that the organizing committee denies having heard anything about the matter.