Reports: IOC Expected To Postpone 2020 Summer Olympic Games In Tokyo
Mar 23, 2020, 11:41 AM | Updated: 11:50 am
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today that the IOC is planning on postponing the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 concerns.
According to USA Today and Pound, the IOC does not have any parameters yet but it is certain that the Summer Games will be moved.
On Sunday, the IOC President announced that the Committee was going to take the next four weeks to decide the future of the Games in 2020 but according to USA Today, the IOC only needed one day to come to this decision.
The Summer Games were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9.
In the interview with USA Today, Pound said that the next steps will come in stages.
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Team Canada announced on Sunday that they will not be sending their athletes to Japan in 2020 and asked that the Olympics be postponed until 2021.
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