WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Our customer support team is here to answer your questions. Ask us anything!
Hi, do you need any assistance?

A senior member of the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) Kaori Yamaguchi has warned that the Tokyo Olympics should be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yamaguchi, a bronze medal winner in judo at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is the first JOC board member to call openly for a postponement of the Tokyo Games.

Also Read: 3 Reasons Chukwueze Should Stay At Villarreal Despite Chelsea, Liverpool Interest

She criticised the International Olympic Committee  (IOC) stance, saying the body is putting athletes at risk.

The coronavirus pandemic has killed nearly 10,000 globally and played havoc with the international sporting calendar, raising doubts about whether the Games can open as scheduled on July 24.

Organisers have scrapped qualifiers and scaled back test events, while many countries have imposed travel bans.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) which will take the final decision on whether to proceed as scheduled, has voiced its commitment to the Games going ahead.

“It should be postponed under the current situation where athletes can’t be well prepared,”Yamaguchi told the Nikkei daily in an interview published on Friday.

“By asking them to train under these conditions, the IOC is opening itself up the criticism that it is not putting athletes first.

“Unlike other sporting events, the Olympics symbolise the ideal that sports bring about world peace.

“The Olympics should not be held if people across the world can’t enjoy themselves.

“What I’m most scared of is that we force an opening and have people question the Olympics, asking, ‘Why only the Olympics’?” she said.

She also urged the IOC to at least set a deadline for its final decision.

Yamaguchi said she plans to argue her position when the JOC meets Friday next week.

Her comments came as the Olympic flame was landing in Japan to a muted reception as organisers have scaled back events surrounding the torch relay due to the virus.  

How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You Within Minutes “Uncover The Hidden Chemistry And Find Your True Love”…. Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.


0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Want to be the Next Face Of Telesquib?

*IT GONNA BE THE BEST OF HER KIND*

👉 FACE OF TELESQUIB 2020 loading!
👉 CLICK NOW TO REGISTER!

 REGISTER NOW.

It gonna be “LIVE” 💃 💃 💃 💃

👉 Stay tuned for more information!

Telesquib: “projecting the future”

Send message via your Messenger App