Toshiro Muto says it’s impossible to know if the spread of COVID-19 will be under control by next summer, with the Tokyo Games hanging in the balance.
In response to a state of emergency within the nation of Japan, the Japan Sport Council will be closing two premier Olympic training facilities.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will set the dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Games in about three weeks’ time.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been officially postponed to 2021 after the IOC and Japan’s Prime Minister released a joint statement this morning
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Parliament today that the world isn’t in the right position to hold the Games.
“We have decided to go back to the start on the Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics stadium plan, and start over from zero,”