The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Sunday that the governing body did not agree with the cancellation of the Olympics but that the decision to postpone the decision would be taken within four weeks.
With just four months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC is facing increasing pressure from various athletes, federations and countries to postpone the Olympics. Brazil, followed by Norway, Colombia and Slovenia, also called for a change of games. The Olympics are scheduled to run from July 24 to August 9.
Thomas Bach, the I.O.C. president, has said that canceling the Tokyo Games is not an option. The cancellation of the Olympics will eliminate the dream of more than 11,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees and their supporters. The president says he is in a dilemma.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had earlier said that the Covid-19 fears would have to be postponed by the Tokyo Olympics. He added that he was not thinking of canceling the Olympics but would delay the holding of the Games.
In Japan alone, 37 people have died of the coronavirus on Sunday alone.