It was to be expected – and yet, it is a big step: The Olympic games in Tokyo will be postponed, according to information from Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe due to the Coronavirus to a year. IOC President Thomas Bach got a phone call on Tuesday to this proposal 100 percent.

previously, many athletes spoke out for a shift. “The global situation is coming to a head just before it is better, therefore, the IOC Olympic must move,” said, for example, discus thrower Nadine Müller of the “Central German newspaper”. The 34-Year-old could not reconcile it with their Conscience to go to the Games. the

▶︎ “The risk of spread of the Virus is too large. I am also thinking of my father who has Diabetes and therefore is at risk. I call now for a quick decision by the IOC. We athletes can’t hang on four more weeks in the air,“ said Müller.

poll: 95 percent for restrictions

Meanwhile, Germany wants to fight! The vast majority of Germans are in favour, according to a survey, due to the Coronavirus to the restrictions imposed by meetings.

According to the latest ARD-deutschlandtrend 95 percent of the respondents stand behind the scheme, the Meeting of more than two persons outside the own household community prohibits. Only three percent of Germans oppose the measure.

▶︎ 75% of the German population according to the survey, satisfied with the crisis management of the Federal government. Only five percent are not at all, 18 percent are less satisfied.

In 64 per cent of all respondents, the concern for personal economic development because of the Coronavirus is less large to small. The professional active group of 18 – to 64-Year-olds, 42 percent of respondents were concerned about the own economic development.