The 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo will be postponed by one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This according to International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.
Australia and Canada have already said they will not compete in Japan and chairman of the British Olympic Association said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer.
Pounder told USA Today, “On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided.”
He said, “The parametres going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
The International Olympic Committee has given itself four weeks to decide on the future of this summer’s Games.
But veteran IOC member Pound says a decision will be announced soon.
“It will come in stages,” he said.
Pounder said, “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”