IOC Member Says 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will “Most Likely” Be Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

A member of the  International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are set to be postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Sunday, the IOC said they were looking at possible scenarios, and that a final decision would be made by April 20. However, after Canada and Australia refused to send teams to the Olympics if they were held on schedule in July, the decision to postpone will be made official soon.

IOC member Richard Pound is the senior-most IOC member and has said that the IOC has decided to postponed the quadrennial event to July 2021. Pound admits the ramifications and logistical challenges of moving the Olympics will be huge. The Olympics have never been postponed since the end of the Second World War.

IOC official says Tokyo Olympics will be postponed


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