Tokyo Olympics 2020
The Olympic Committee will hold detailed discussions, including a possible change to the tournament’s start date on July 24, but stressed that the cancellation would not solve any problems or help anyone.
The Olympic Committee said, in an official statement, that the discussions will be completed within 4 weeks “so the cancellation is not subject to discussion.”
The Olympic Committee is facing increasing opposition against the current date of the start of the Olympics, after sports federations and teams, in addition to athletes, requested a delay due to the spread of Corona virus.
Several National Olympic Committees have asked the ICRC to postpone the Olympics after the epidemic forced some countries to impose quarantine and damaged preparations for the tournament.
The committee added: “These plans are related to the amendment of the operational plans already in place for the start of the tournament on July 24, 2020 and also to change the start date of the Olympics.”
“The International Olympic Committee will start detailed discussions in order to complete its assessment of the rapid development in relation to the global health situation and its impact on the Olympics, including the delay plan, and we are confident that these discussions will be completed within one month only.”