Tokyo Olympics postponedChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 23, 2020
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.
Games in Tokyo International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound
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Pound added, “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
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.
“While we recognize the inherent complexities around a postponement, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the world community,” the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees said in a joint statement. ■