IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics in 4 weeks of talks
Posted: 6:28 PM, Mar 22, 2020
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, the leader of international track and field became the latest to call for the games to be postponed. World Athletics President Seb Coe sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday saying that holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable."