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As coronavirus continues to claim victims, leaving the world in a state of continued edginess – especially when it comes to travelling through regions of Asia – concerns have been raised about the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. And if things get worse, there isn’t much time remaining to move the event which has many moving parts.
IOC member Dick Pound said this when asked what would happen if the risk in Japan became too high “you’re probably looking at a cancellation… You just don’t postpone something on the size and scale of the Olympics,” Pound explained. “There’s so many moving parts, so many countries and different seasons. … You can’t just say, `We’ll do it in October.’”
Though, Pound also looked to quell panic over the event. “As far as we all know, you’re going to be in Tokyo,” he said. “All indications are at this stage that it will be business as usual. So keep focused on your sport and be sure that the IOC is not going to send you into a pandemic situation.”
Stay tuned sports fans…