The Indian Olympic Association admitted the athletes’ preparations for 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been severely impacted.
IOC president Thomas Bach said the 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be postponed due to the coronvirus but would not be cancelled.
IOC has been under pressure to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid the coronavirus crisis.
Sport and Rights Alliance and World Players Association asked International Olympic Committee to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Sports leagues and Olympic trials around the world have been suspended, however the IOC has said it does not intend to cancel the 2020 Summer Games.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being ‘four-and-a-half months away’, it would be premature to postpone the Summer Games.
Parupalli Kashyap called out IOC for encouraging athletes to continue training for 2020 Tokyo Games amid coronavirus chaos.
Yoshiro Mori, chief of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, met deputy head of Japanese Olympic Committee, who later tested positive for coronavirus.
Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo, said beating coronavirus is essential to host a safe and secure 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
IOC and 2020 Tokyo Olympics organisers are adamant that the Summer Games will start on July 24 as scheduled despite the coronavirus pandemic.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach looked to ease fears amid growing concerns about whether the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can proceed as planned.
Matthew Pinsent, who is four-time Olympic rowing champion, called IOC president Thomas Bach ‘tone deaf’ for going ahead with 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Thomas Bach said the International Olympic Committee heard their concerns on health and preparation as the virus wreaks havoc across the globe.
The doubts around 2020 Tokyo Olympics have only grown as top athletes called out IOC for endangering their health.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government would continue with preparations for 2020 Tokyo Olympic to be held as per schedule
Tickets have been snapped up in Japan, with over three million sold during the first domestic lottery last May.
Tokyo 2020 organisers said high-level delegation did not travel on the plane from Japan to Greece due to the coronavirus.
IOC member Hayley Wickenheiser feel the idea of going ahead with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is ‘insensitive and irresponsible’.
Japan Gymnastics Association cancelled the Artistic Gymnastics All-Around World Cup Tokyo due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Reigning Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi accused the International Olympic Committee of endangering the health of athletes.