A generation of athletes could miss going to the Olympics if the Tokyo Games are canceled or postponed again, warned Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics.
Coe notes that hosting this year’s Tokyo Olympics is going through “incredibly difficult times.”
But he added that there were several COVID-19 protocols in place and that organizers were working hard to reassure Japanese residents.
“There will be no remote possibility of a retry,” Coe said Wednesday.
“It will be a cancellation and the athletes we are working so hard with around the world to organize this competition would probably, for a generation of them, have missed the opportunity to go to the Games.”
He added that it would be a “different kind of Games” for athletes even when the Games take place in July, with sightseeing not allowed this year. (dpa / NAN)
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