Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dick Pound, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said the Olympic Games in Tokyo would be postponed this year, given the increased risk of coronavirus infection worldwide. On Monday itself, the IOC said that the decision regarding the Olympic Games would be taken within four weeks.
Earlier on Monday, Canada made it clear that if the Tokyo Olympics Games take place in July, then their team will not take part in it. At the same time, Australia had told its athletes to prepare for the Olympics 2021, because in such a situation the postponement of the Olympic Games is almost certain.
IOC senior officer Dick Pound told USA Today Sports that the Olympic Games would be postponed, with the rest of its information being worked out over the next four weeks. He said, “According to the information, IOC has decided to postpone the Olympic Games. I can say that the Olympic Games will not start on July 24.
Dick Pound is from Canada and has been associated with the IOC for the past several years. He said that the IOC would soon provide information about its next steps. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also said on Monday that the Olympic Games could be postponed. Coronavirus infection has caused many sports events around the world to be canceled or postponed.
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