2020 Olympics Likely Will Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus, Says IOC Member


With nations around the world dealing with the impact of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, it was only a matter of time before the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan were postponed. International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound spoke with USA Today and said that “postponement has been decided” for the Olympic Games, with the event moving “likely to 2021.”

While the IOC has yet to release an official statement about the postponement, Pound said officials are starting to work out the details and believes the “IOC will announce its next steps soon.”

“The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know,” Pound said in the interview. [The new plans] will come in stages. We will…

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