A run of the mill IOC update on the Tokyo Olympics was brought to a swift end by a protester on Wednesday afternoon.
A man claiming to be 'David O'Brien from Yahoo' gained access to an online press conference being helmed by International Olympic Committee Presidential spokesperson, Mark Adams.
While holding a banner which read, "No Olympics in Tokyo", the man repeated the phrases "no Olympics anywhere" and "fuck the Olympics".
The interloper brought about a hasty end to Adams' press conference.
The group NOlympicsLA has claimed credit for the gatecrashing. Los Angeles is due to host the games in the summer of 2028
With ten weeks to go to the opening ceremony, talk surrounding the Tokyo games turns ever more sour.
The Olympic torch relay has undergone a sixth change of route after Hiroshima Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki ordered it off the city's streets.
"It is certain there will be no relay on public streets since we are all trying to reduce going out, and how to do the ceremony without the relay on the streets is still being discussed with the organisers," said Yuzaki.
Meanwhile, IOC president Thomas Bach had to cancel a trip to Japan due to a surge in coronavirus case numbers in the country.
More than 300,000 people in Japan have signed a petition urging the already-deferred Olympic Games to be cancelled.
There is mounting frustration in the country as a reported 1 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has been accused of killing the country's people "by politics".
However, Adams told Wednesday's press conference that organisers were "moving full ahead" with their preparations.
"We are fully concentrated now," the IOC spokesman said, "in this last implementation phase, of delivering an excellent Games which will bring the world together.
"There has been a small extension of the emergency situation, but we continue to plan for full Games.
"That's the way it has to be and that's the only way it can be for us."