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Report: IOC member says 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus

USA TODAY quotes veteran International Olympic Committee member, Dick Pound
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Posted at 12:48 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 14:48:27-04

NEW YORK -- (USA TODAY) — In an exclusive USA TODAY article, Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed, likely to 2021, with the details to be worked out in the next four weeks.

“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound told USA Today in a phone interview. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”

Pound, a Canadian who has been one of the most influential members of the IOC for decades, said he believes the IOC will announce its next steps soon.