Tokyo Olympics Postponed Due to Coronavirus OutbreakPosted: March 24, 2020 | Author: Pundit Planet | Filed under: Breaking News, Global, Health and Social Issues, Japan | Tags: 2020 Summer Olympics, COVID-19, IOC, Tokyo |Leave a comment
Longtime International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound on Monday said the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, will be postponed due to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound told USA Today. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
Pound added, “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
[Read the full story here, at National Review and USA Today]
While there has been speculation regarding the fate of the Olympics during the coronavirus pandemic, on Sunday postponement became more likely after Canada and Australia announced they would not send their countries’ teams to participate, citing the safety of their athletes … (read more)
Source: National Review