U.S., New Zealand join calls for Tokyo Games to be postponed
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 () The United States added its significant weight to calls for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with New Zealand Olympic organizers seeking a swift decision to allow teams to reset and prepare for a delayed event.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that a postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games is "unavoidable" following the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Whether Japan can hold the Tokyo Games as planned on July 24 has been a major international concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally.
New Zealand will retain all of its quota spots for the re-scheduled Olympics, after the postponement of the 2020 Games last week.The International Olympic... New Zealand Herald Also reported by •News24 •Premium Times Nigeria