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Uncertainty over Olympics postponement
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to be postponed due to the global Coronavirus crisis, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice-President Dick Pound.
With the IOC on Sunday announcing that, for the first time, it would decide on postponing the Games in the next month, Pound, speaking to USA Today, yesterday advised that "on the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided".
He added "the parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
Facing broad pressure from governments, sponsors, broadcasters, and sports federations, the IOC is currently understood to be working through the logistics of a cancellation.
Uncertainty also surrounds Australia's participation in a Games in July, with some reports saying that the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics.
However, advice on the AOC website merely says "Australian athletes should prepare for a Tokyo Olympic Games in the northern summer of 2021".
The AOC's statement continues "the AOC believes our athletes now need to prioritise their own health and of those around them, and to be able to return to the families, in discussion with their National Federations.”
Reports also say Canada has withdrawn from the Games.
23rd March 2020 - IOC sets deadline for potential Tokyo Olympics postponement
19th March 2020 - Australian Olympic Committee continues planning for Tokyo 2020 Games
16th March 2020 - Olympic organisers announce on time completion of all Tokyo 2020 venues
10th March 2020 - No spectators to attend Tokyo Olympic Games torch lighting ceremony
26th February 2020 - Top IOC member speculates Coronavirus threatens delivery of Tokyo Olympics
11th February 2020 - APT Asia Pacific offers green surfacing solutions at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
10th February 2020 - Tokyo Olympic organisers emphasise Games will go ahead despite coronavirus
15th January 2020 - International Olympic Committee deliver guidelines on political protests
10th December 2019 - World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from Tokyo Olympics and 2022 FIFA World Cup
3rd December 2019 - Completed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium handed over to Japan Sport Council
20th November 2019 - Airbnb announced as new International Olympic Committee corporate partner
13th November 2019 - Inaugural world Skateboarding Summit outlines pre 2020 Olympic plans
30th October 2019 - 12,000-seat Olympics gymnastics venue unveiled for Tokyo 2020
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