Rescheduled Olympics requires “sacrifices”: Bach


International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, said Wednesday that the Tokyo Games postponed require “sacrifices and compromises” on all sides to make them work. “These deferred Olympics

Games will require sacrifices will require compromise from all stakeholders,” Bach told reporters in a conference call the day after the IOC decided to postpone the 2020 Games due . coronavirus pandemic

He admitted that the cancellation of the Tokyo Games was “discussed and considered,” but said, “It was very clear from the beginning that cancelation was not some thing the IOC in any way favor. “

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Bach said the rescheduling of the Games in 2021 remained “very challenging issue. “

A working group, called” Here We Go “was established to examine the issue, Bach added, saying the first port of call would be to the 33 international federations, probably starting with conference call on Thursday.

“the first step we need to do with them, to see what the options are. We must also consider the sports schedule around the Olympics, “said the German.

The rescheduling, he added, “is not limited only to the summer months. All options are on the table prior to and including the summer 2021. “

The IOC works with sports organizations for goldganize a July-August window for deferred Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the calendar in a month, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported Thursday.

John Coates, IOC Coordination of the head for Tokyo Commission, told the Yomiuri that the Games are to be held between the tennis Grand Slam Wimbledon, scheduled to end in mid-July, and US Open, which begins in late August

“We want more or less finalized the dates of four weeks time,” the paper quoted Coates as saying.

Coates said the summer schedule would be dependent to avoid clashes with the World Swimming Championships (16 August July 1) and athletics (6-15 August).