At a time of global crisis, we must unite and support each other, the statement said. We cannot turn a blind eye to the plight of millions of people around the world.
Watanabe also said in the statement: the IOC will study different plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and we welcome this decision. The Olympic Games are all our athletes dreams, and we must do our best to help them realize them.
He said the International Gymnastics Federation will do everything possible to adjust the gymnastics schedule to match any decision that best suits the interests of athletes.
As novel coronavirus pneumonia spreads worldwide, there are more and more voices calling for the postponed Olympic Games. Earlier, the World Athletics Federation also said that if the Tokyo Olympic Games were to be postponed to the summer of 2021, they would be willing to adjust the date of the track and field world championships to be held next summer.
The International Olympic Committee issued a statement on the 22nd local time in Lausanne, saying it will complete the assessment of the epidemic in the next four weeks, and complete the detailed discussion of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Postponement is one of the options, but will not be cancelled.
Extended reading official announcement! Tokyo Olympic Games extended to no later than 2021 summer after 2020 IOC: postponed to 2021 but still called Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games torch relay of Tokyo Olympic Games cancelled the Olympic flame will remain in Japan source: Xinhua news agency editor: Zhao Ruiqi nb12596