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  • Updated: May 22, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Cannot Be Postponed Again - Olympics Committee

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Officials of the Tokyo Games are at a crossroad over the resumption of the recently postponed Tokyo 2020 games, stating that the postponement of the games till July 2021 poses “real problems”.

A member of the International Olympic Committee, John Coates, says that officials would begin to make their decision in October on whether or not the Olympic games would hold on the rescheduled date of July 2021.

Speaking at a roundtable, John said that the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, said that the Tokyo Olympics cannot be delayed for a second time.

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He said, “We can’t postpone it again and we have to assume that there won’t be a vaccine or, if there is a vaccine, it won’t be sufficient to share around the world.

“We’ve got real problems because we’ve got athletes having to come from 206 different nations.

“We’ve got 11,000 athletes coming, 5,000 technical officials and coaches, 20,000 media, we’ve got 4,000 working on the organising committee there at the moment, there will be 60,000 volunteers coming.

“There’s a lot of people.

“Do we quarantine the Olympic village? Do all athletes when they get there go into quarantine? Do we restrict having spectators at the venues? Do we separate the athletes from the mixed zone where the media are?”

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