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Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, says IOC dean

The Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to start out on July 24, might be postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic, based on Dick Pound, a member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee.

Dick Pound, the dean of the Worldwide Olympic Committee, quoted within the newspaper USA As we speak, stated on Monday March 23 that the Olympics this summer season in Tokyo might be postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

In response to data from the American day by day, the Summer time Video games, scheduled from July 24 to August 9, will most likely be held in 2021. The exact preparations might be mounted within the subsequent 4 weeks.

"Based mostly on the data out there to the IOC, the postponement has been made," Dick Pound informed USA As we speak. "The main points have but to be outlined, however to my information, the Video games is not going to begin on July 24."

Canada and Australia, two main world sport nations, have already introduced that they won’t take part within the Olympics on schedule as a result of pandemic. Austria or Switzerland additionally demanded, Monday, the postponement of the occasion.

The World Well being Group (WHO), which is collaborating within the discussions on the holding of the Olympics, stated Monday count on a call "very quickly".

With Reuters

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