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Olympics -- Tokyo 2020 Postponement Increasingly Likely --Collapse of the Calendar

Collapse of the Calendar:

Tokyo 2020 Postponement Increasingly Likely


(Atlanta) – With scores of Olympic qualification events postponed or cancelled all together, the possibility that the XXXII Summer Olympic Games will follow suit is coming closer to reality.

That's the opinion of Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula, who has covered the Olympic Movement for more than 30 years.

 "The collapse of the calendar has thrown the world of sport into chaos. It may be difficult for the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers to stick to their original plans for Japan.

"We are looking at a month or more with no competitions of any kind – that is an unprecedented vacuum," Hula said.

"The IOC has to be willing to adapt – to be a good sport," Hula continued, "because it will take extensive cooperation and coordination for the sporting world to recover"

Around the Rings recognized early on the threat COVID-19 presented to world sport. For the past several weeks, ATR's worldwide team of correspondents have focused on the pandemic's challenge to sport.

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ATR has been on the scene of every major moment in Olympic history since the late 1980s when Atlanta began to bid for the 1996 Centennial Olympics.

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