26 Feb Tokyo Olympics May Be Cancelled If Coronavirus Not Contained By Late May
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are more likely to be canceled than moved or rescheduled if by late May the coronavirus outbreak is deemed too dangerous to go ahead with the original schedule, according to International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.
Speaking to the Associated Press, Pound said “you’re probably looking at a cancellation” if the authorities decide Tokyo 2020 cannot go ahead as scheduled from July 24 to August 9.
He said about late May, “In and around that time, I’d say folks are going to have to ask: ‘Is this under sufficient control that we can be confident about going to Tokyo or not?’ A lot of things have to start happening. You’ve got to start ramping up your security, your food, the Olympic Village, the hotels. The media folks will be in there building their studios.”