The International Olympics Committee is lastly beginning to crack a bit of on their agency stance that they’ll NOT be canceling the 2002 Olympics … now saying they’re contemplating suspending, however not any time quickly.
The group stated Sunday that they’d be imposing a four-week deadline on themselves to decide on what to do concerning the Tokyo Olympics, that are set (as of now) to kick off in mid-July. Interestingly sufficient, they’re nonetheless a tough no on full-on canceling.
They say they are going to step up “scenario planning” within the coming weeks, however keep that pulling the plug totally shouldn’t be on the agenda, and would not be in anybody’s finest curiosity. Sounds like if push involves shove — and the coronavirus turns into insurmountable for the foreseeable future — the IOC would postpone the video games at finest.
Their rationale … the org says, “A number of critical venues needed for the Games could potentially not be available anymore.” They proceed, “The situations with millions of nights already booked in hotels is extremely difficult to handle, and the international sports calendar for at least 33 Olympic sports would have to be adapted. These are just a few of many, many more challenges.” In brief, Japan would lose thousands and thousands upon thousands and thousands.
Still, that does not appear to matter an excellent deal to most of the people, to not point out athletes … who proceed to name on the IOC to postpone, whatever the monetary hit.