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IOC considers postponement of Tokyo Olympics, however guidelines out cancellation

The Worldwide Olympic Committee introduced Sunday it could give itself 4 weeks to debate the group of the Tokyo Olympic Video games and, for the primary time, thought-about suspending the occasion as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Quite a few calls from sports activities organizations to postpone the Tokyo Olympics as a result of coronavirus pandemic could have paid off. The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) opened the door to a potential postponement by asserting, Sunday, March 22, that it was giving itself 4 weeks to debate the group of the Tokyo Olympic Video games.

Till then, the IOC and the organizers of the Olympic Video games had at all times opposed a postponement of the occasion, scheduled from July 24 to August 9.

Cancellation of the Olympics shouldn’t be an possibility

"The IOC will start detailed discussions to finish its evaluation of the world well being scenario and its influence on the Olympic Video games, whereas trying into the opportunity of a postponement," the committee mentioned in a press release.

He believes that he can conduct these discussions in 4 weeks, however then again categorically refuses to cancel the occasion.

For its half, the Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) – whose video games are scheduled within the Japanese capital from August 25 to September 6 – thought-about that the IOC's resolution was the precise one.

"The subsequent 4 weeks will present a possibility to search out out if the well being scenario is bettering, whereas offering a possibility to consider completely different eventualities within the occasion that the occasion dates are modified," mentioned Andrew Parsons, President of the IPC.

The British Olympic Affiliation welcomed the information, however mentioned the choice needed to be made rapidly.

With Reuters


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