“I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not,” Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said.
COVID-19 prompted the postponement of Tokyo 2020, but this is not the first time the Olympics have not occurred during their scheduled year.
And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly in China, continues to threaten the Tokyo Olympics which begin July 24.
A senior member of the International Olympic Committee is casting doubt on the possibility of postponing, moving or scattering this summer’s Tokyo Games because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying organizers will probably either hold the event or cancel it.
In 1980, Team USA’s victory over the Soviet Union’s national ice hockey team — then believed to be unbeatable — was and still is nothing short of miraculous.
Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones.
Evidence shows that Russian authorities tampered with a Moscow laboratory database to hide hundreds of potential doping cases, investigators said.
It's been a record-breaking year for gymnast Simone Biles. The 22-year-old Olympic athlete became the most decorated gymnast in the world after taking home her 25th medal at the world gymnastics championships in Germany in October. Now she's been named Female Olympic Athlete of the Year.