After Canada and Australia pulled out of the Olympics, The International Olympic Committee decided on Monday to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite wanting to wait to make a decision.
Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today’s Christine Brennan on Monday that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed. While an exact date has not been set, it will likely be in the summer of 2021.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know. It will come in stages. We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
Postponing the Olympic games is the right move to make. International travel is something nobody is ready to do, let alone talk about right now. For what its worth, the Olympic games have never been postponed before. Another first-time thanks to the coronavirus.