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IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics in 4 weeks of talks

Posted: 6:28 PM, Mar 22, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-22 19:28:28-04
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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."

The IOC is planning with Japanese public authorities, global sports officials, broadcasters and sponsors. Bach called it a “rational approach” to the situation.