Authorities reveals Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘could be postponed to end of year’ because of coronavirus



As the outbreak and spread of coronavirus continues to expand across asia and the world in general, the organizing officials have said that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games might be postponed.
The world Olympics, which is held once in four years and is billed to take place in July 2020, might be postponed to the end of the year.
Japan’s Olympic minister, Seiko Hashimoto, further assures that the organizers are however “doing all we can” to make sure the Games go ahead as planned. The Olympic Games are due to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020.
But in a response to a question in Japan’s parliament, Hashimoto said Tokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “calls for the Games to be held within 2020… which could be interpreted as allowing a postponement.”
“We are doing all we can to ensure that the Games go ahead as planned,” Hashimoto added.
A number of high-profile sporting events have already been cancelled as a result of the spread of the virus, but it is important to note that only the IOC has the power to cancel the Olympics.
So far, the outbreak of coronavirus, which originated in China, has spread to more than 60 countries and claimed more than 3,000 lives so far.

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