Another world wide event has been postponed due to the devastating effects of the pandemic-causing coronavirus. Veteran IOC member Dick Pound has announced that the Tokyo Olympics will be postponed, probably to 2021. During the last week, in light of the social distancing edicts being implemented in countries globally, it had become increasingly obvious to observers that something would have to be done about the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Members of Teams USA, Canada, Britain, Australia and other countries had been lobbying for a rescheduling of the Games due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the effects the quarantine rules would have on the ability of the athletes to train. Pound and other IOC members agreed and finally came around to putting a hold on the high level games.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound revealed in a phone interview. “….the games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
The IOC is expected to announce its next steps soon. Stay tuned.