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Monday, June 1, 2020

We can’t postpone Tokyo Olympics again – IOC

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A senior Olympics official has warned that holding the postponed Tokyo Games next year faces “real problems”, with even a vaccine unlikely to stave off the threat of the coronavirus.

John Coates, the International Olympic Committee’s pointman for Tokyo 2020, indicated that officials would start deciding in October if and how the pandemic-hit Games could go ahead in July 2021.

He said without the safety net of a widely available vaccine, there could be enormous challenges in screening tens of thousands of people from all corners of the world.