The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to be postponed until 2021, per veteran international Olympic committee member Dick Pound. The details for the postponement, if it goes through, will be worked out by the committee in the next four weeks. The Olympics would be the latest and most significant sporting event to be impacted by the coronavirus. There is much pressure from committees around the world for a postponement after IOC President Thomas Bach said that he would be “exploring alternate ways to stage the Games.” This would the first time the Olympics have been suspended, though they were canceled in 1916, 1940, and 1944 due to the World Wars
What Are the Legal Hurdles the IOC Faces with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed?
The International Olympics Committee and Japan have announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. SI legal analyst Michael McCann breaks down what are some of the repercussions the IOC will face by postponing the Games. ...read more