IOC insists Tokyo Olympics will go ahead despite coronavirus

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  • Meetings in F1 and athletics have already been cancelled
  • ‘The IOC is in contact with the World Health Organisation’

It is the ultimate sporting get-together: 11,000 athletes from 200 countries all striving to live up to the Olympic motto – faster, higher and stronger.

But as this year’s Games in Tokyo approaches it is not the usual concerns – the potential for high temperatures or the logistics of putting on the world’s biggest sporting event – that is the biggest problem for organisers. It is the coronavirus.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/feb/14/ioc-insists-tokyo-olympics-will-go-ahead-despite-coronavirus under the title “IOC insists Tokyo Olympics will go ahead despite coronavirus”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.