TOKYO (JAPAN) – Eventually even the IOC would have waved the white flag.
According to what was written by the Spanish newspaper Marca, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed but still played before the arrival of 2021 (developments of the coronavirus permitting …).
The new start date of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be announced in a month.
We report below, the indiscretion of Marca on the postponement of the Olympics.
"Despite all the efforts made by the International Olympic Committee to respect the dates of the Games (24 July-9 August), the Coronavirus emergency, which also reached Africa and Australia, forced President Thomas Bach to activate the emergency plan , especially because of pressure from the British and US swimming and athletics federations ”.
According to what was written by Marca, the Olympics should not be canceled but simply postponed to a more opportune moment.
The plan would be to have them played in November, before the arrival of 2021. This would allow athletes, who could not be there in four years to reach age limits, not to skip the Olympic event.
Taking part in the Olympics in the summer is at least out of place. All nations are fighting the coronavirus with the isolation tactic, it would make no sense during, or even post, the epidemic to gather people from all over the world in one place.
It might make sense to play them in November in case the coronavirus emergency has completely subsided.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the IOC release: "Postponement is assessed, not cancellation".
the International Olympic Committee announces that "in full coordination and partnership with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Japanese authorities and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, it will launch detailed discussions to complete the assessment of the rapid development of the global health situation and its impact on the Olympic Games, including a possible postponement.
The IOC is confident that it has completed these discussions within the next four weeks and highly appreciates the solidarity and collaboration of Olympic committees and federations in supporting athletes and adapting the planning of the Games. However, cancellation is not on the agenda . ”
Source: Blitz Quotidiano