“All the sports federations have expressed frankly that they face specific challenges at certain times of the year,” said Ku.
He added: “Most likely, we will not find a solution that will get everyone’s approval,” adding that “flexibility must be found and there will be flexibility over the next two years.”
German International Olympic Committee Chairman Thomas Bach had decided, in agreement with the Japanese government and the organizing committee, to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games which was scheduled from July 24 to August 9 next year until next year, provided that it does not exceed the summer of 2021.
Press information indicated that the games could be held in the spring of 2021 in order to avoid the establishment of competitions during the very hot and very humid summer in the Japanese capital.
“There is a demand for a speedy decision (on the new date) so that things are clear in front of athletes and federations. When this happens, we can build (the tables) around it,” Ko concluded.
It is expected that the World Athletics Championships scheduled in the American city of Eugene will be affected from 6 to 15 August of next year, if the Olympics are held during the summer, amid information about the possibility of relaying the World Championship to 2022, and the World Swimming Championships scheduled from July 16 to August 1. 2021 also in Japan.