“Our Japanese partners and the Prime Minister made clear that Japan will not be able to cope with the delay, calculated at a later date than next summer,” – said in a press release on the official website of the IOC, which answer questions about the impact of coronavirus on the sport.

“the Transfer of Games for the summer of 2021 already a big challenge for the organizing Committee and for the country as a whole, – stated in the message. – First of all, you must ensure that the Olympic village, as it is one of the foundations of the Games. The same applies to all sports facilities. Thousands of people will have to continue to work. All the partner sponsors, regional and local authorities will have to make many joint efforts. Delay will entail constraints and compromises from all participants. While we have no reason for yet another delay. We are confident that all will, and the Game will turn out stunning.”