Tokyo Olympics fate to be determined in next four weeks by IOC

The International Olympic Committee’s executive board has given itself a four-week deadline to consider a possible postponement of the Tokyo Olympics in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive board has ruled out a cancellation in a meeting on Sunday afternoon.

IOC President Thomas Bach issued a letter to athletes saying, “We started detailed discussions to complete our assessment of the rapid development of the worldwide health situation and its impact on the Olympics, including a scenario of postponement. We are confident that we will have finalized these discussions within the next four weeks.”

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