It’s official: the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will not go on as planned, according to a member of the International Olympic Committee.
After much back and forth, the Summer Games are the latest major sporting event to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands across the globe.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound explained. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
It is unclear when the games will be rescheduled for, but Pound suggested 2021.
“It will come in stages,” Pound said. “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”