Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics

I0C chief: Tokyo games may be cancelled altogether

Nobody knows what the world will look like in one year and in 2 months from today so given the lack of service and say and how we are developing our understanding do you accept that has to be some doubts over whether we will go ahead or do you stay here today 14 months still to go of course confident it will go and how.
It's about it now where is the now it says that their clear commitment to having care of these are games in July of next year at the same time looking at the this in our US walks these may require the local organizes Mister president been very clear about this they have sent if circumstances mean that the games cannot take place next year there's no more postponements that would then have to be a cancellation do you do you agree.
In organizing committee are you okay not every year to change our entire sports scheduling a worldwide call for all the major federations UK notes have for the athletes being in that uncertainty you you can not that I have for those so much overlapping with the future Olympic Games I have.

S. some understanding careful for this approach body.
The build up to that historic decision to postpone Tokyo 2020 because he hasn't passed being a straight with people as he may have been in the in the weeks building up to that decision he was never even contemplating the possibility of the gangs could be delayed he was very he was absolutely adamant that they would be going ahead as planned absolutely committed to it publicly when it was pretty clear that behind the scenes the IOC on the Japanese local organizing committee had to have been discussing a plan B. or even a plan C. when I spoke to him on this occasion however he seems a little philosophical little realistic and I would put more prepared to acknowledge.
At the reality that of course if the coronavirus crisis does not come under control to the level it has to and of course there are people whose side has to be faxing before the guys takes place then it is possible that they would take place the toll and I think that's the first time he has formally acknowledged while some in Japan already saying which is that if that has to be any more delays that set the combi another postponement you would have to be scrapped there would be no Tokyo Olympics or Paralympics and of course the the scale of the financial ramifications in the crisis that that would spark when it comes to the whole sporting family it's national federations Olympic committees around the world all of whom rely upon the financial but now he's at the Olympics and the Paralympics creates really is hard to imagine he was remaining calm wasn't he did want to get ahead of himself in the you make the point that ultimately they are dependent on the explosive devices they received the World Health Organization and others under the still too early of course.
Yeah but he wasn't was he just they're absolutely adamant that the gangs would proceed as planned he did acknowledge that if they do go ahead it might it will be a scaled back games and it may well be they have to be conducted behind closed doors he didn't realize how tall I don't usually say of course some sports and merging freeze lockdown in recent days are behind closed doors without without spectators present because that happens the games as well to see I mean damn there's always talk about money and logistics when it comes to the Olympics but I think as well of those tens of thousands of athletes who perhaps for their whole lives have been dreaming of the Olympics planning and training for the Olympics one of their songs through the moment.

We must be very very difficult very tough indeed immensely but I'm physically because of course their ability to train has been has been put in in in many cases and as you say Lucy this is something which these individuals what are parents full for years and in some cases most of that.
I'm in I'm on top of that as we said there is the fact that simply if there is no games and even with the late games many sports federations and governing bodies and I'm going to struggle in some of that cash flow that I have to scaled back their ambitions in terms of preparations coaching facilities except for so these are tough times to be elite sports men and women I'm one of the hubs now that's.

See the situation in Japan improves it is looking like it's improving at this stage it hasn't been as badly affected by this crisis some western European countries or the United States for example in some of the number of cases there is still very much an ambition and a commitment to stage these games next year box as Bach said that nothing is certain now we can really on the heart that it's another hot right.
It's it to it publicly when he was pretty clear the behind the scenes the IOC on the Japanese local organizing committee had to have been discussing a planned day or even a plan C. when I spoke to him on this occasion however he seems a little philosophical little realistic and I would put more prepared to acknowledge as you just have that the reality that of course if the coronavirus crisis does not come under control to the level of the house too and of course there are people whose side has to be faxing before the guys takes place then it is possible that they would take place the toll and I think that's the first time he has formally acknowledged while some in Japan already saying which is that if that has to be any more delays that set the combi another postponement he would have to be scrapped there would be no Tokyo Olympics or Paralympics and of course the the scale of the financial ramifications in the crisis that that would spark when it comes to the hold sporting family it's national federations Olympic committees around the world all of whom rely upon the financial but now he's at the Olympics and the Paralympics creates really is hard to imagine he was remaining calm wasn't he did want to get ahead of himself and he he made the point that ultimately they are dependent on the explosive devices they received the World Health Organization and others under the still too well yeah of course still 14 months ago but he wasn't was he just they're absolutely adamant that the gangs would proceed as planned he did acknowledge that if they do go ahead it might it will be a scaled back games and it may well be they have to be conducted behind closed doors he didn't realize how tight it would usually say of course some support and managing for its lockdown in recent days are behind closed doors without without spectators present because that happens the games as well to see I mean to them on that at least 84.

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