IOC chief: No ‘Plan B’ for further delay to Tokyo 2020 Games
“We are assuming that there is no plan B to postpone the games again or anything like that,” said John Coates, IOC chief inspector for the games on Saturday.
The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government postponed the Games from March to July 2021 due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
“We have a working group at the IOC, a working group in Japan. This is a huge exercise, and we are currently working to obtain the same sites, the same 43 sites.”
“We have the same dates, so the same schedule. We do it all,” said Coates.
Coates, Australian Olympic Chief and Chief Inspector of the International Olympic Committee for the Games, attended an annual general meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee on Saturday in Sydney.
Last month, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori admitted that the Olympics could be canceled if the Covid-19 pandemic continues next year.
The Games are scheduled to start on July 23, 2021, having already been postponed for a year in the midst of the virus epidemic.