LAUSANNE – The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are being postponed, according to International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. Pound told USA Today on Monday that the Games likely will be pushed back to 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” he told the newspaper in a phone interview. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
Pound, a Canadian who has been an IOC member since 1978, said the details of the postponement will be announced over the next four weeks.
“It will come in stages,” he said. “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
–Field Level Media