Tokyo Olympics should be postponed

Though — as of March 18 — FIG and IOC remain fully committed to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, they will most likely be postponed, I believe.

Best would be to postpone for one calendar year, despite many costs and complications.

Worst would be to cancel.

Round Lake in Russia is still open. But the USOTC just closed.

Some of the American men are training alone at Bart Conner Gymnastics which is shut down for regular classes.

It’s unfair to ask aspiring Olympians to put themselves at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read this Washington Post article (paywall) for a summary of options:

Cancel the Olympics? Postpone them? Every alternative has problems.

related – Japan’s Olympic Committee deputy head Kozo Tashima has contracted COVID-19 after recent travels to Britain, the United States and the Netherlands.

IOC rules out staging Tokyo Olympic Games behind closed doors.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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