Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo’s postponed Olympics will go whatever the coronavirus pandemic, IOC vice chairman mentioned.© AFP




Tokyo’s postponed Olympics will go forward subsequent yr whatever the coronavirus pandemic, IOC vice-president John Coates advised AFP Monday, calling them the “Video games that conquered Covid”.

The Olympics have by no means been cancelled outdoors of the world wars and Coates, talking in a cellphone interview, was adamant that the Tokyo Video games will begin on their revised date.

“It should happen with or with out Covid. The Video games will begin on July 23 subsequent yr,” mentioned Coates, who heads the Worldwide Olympic Committee’s Coordination Fee for the Tokyo Video games.

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