Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could be postponed

IOC to start discussions re possible Tokyo 2020 postponement - cancellation not on agenda

ATHENS (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is to step-up its “scenario planning” for the Tokyo 2020 Games — including their postponement — it said after an emergency meeting on Sunday.

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The IOC will hold detailed discussions which will include possibly changing the July 24 start date, but emphasized that a cancellation of the Games would not solve any of the problems or help anybody. “Therefore, cancellation is not on the agenda,” it said.

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The IOC is facing mounting opposition to the current schedule for the Games as athletes, teams and federations call for a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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