In a survey of more than 4,000 athletes from six different continents, 78 percent of athletes said the Olympic Games should be postponed. But that doesn’t make the uncertain path forward any easier to navigate.
For world champions and Olympic hopefuls alike, some clarity has finally come regarding the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After weeks of mounting pressure, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee announced on Tuesday morning their decision to postpone, but not cancel, the Summer Games “to a date beyond 2020 but no later than summer 2021.”
That decision seemed imminent by late Monday, as the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) issued a statement urging the IOC to reschedule the Games, and the Canadian and Australian Olympic Committees…