Olympics postponement costs not discussed – Thomas Bach

25 March 2020 – ThePresident of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to covid-19 and the olympic games Tokyo 2020....

Only war has ever cancelled Olympics

25 March 2020 – The Olympic Games has suffered political boycotts (Moscow 1980) and terrorism (Munich 1972), but has only ever been cancelled due to outbreaks of war. With the announcement that the 2020 Games will be postponed over the...

Notoane accepts IOC decision to postpone 2020 Olympics

25 March 2020 – Head Coach of the South African Olympic team, David Notoane, is a relieved man after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021. It is not clear when the Games will be...

IOC Athletes’ Commission Statement

25 March 2020 – The IOC Athletes’ Commission welcomes and fully supports the IOC’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 until 2021 in order to protect the health of the athletes, as well as wider society. In recent days and weeks, we have engaged...

The Olympics has never had a challenge like this – analysis

24 March 2020 – This is arguably the biggest decision sport has seen in peacetime. For weeks now it has looked inevitable, and many will ask why it has taken until now. With athletes unable to train safely, and the calendar of Olympic and Paralympic...

SAFA welcomes IOC decision to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

24 March 2020 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) welcomes the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in the face of coronavirus pandemic. “This is the time for decisive action and...