The Olympics could be held in 2022 if coronavirus stops it going ahead this summer, according to a member of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. Haruyuki Takahashi has said a postponement of two years is more likely than a full cancellation because of the financial ramifications for the International Olympic Committee.
Officials from the IOC and Tokyo 2020 have repeatedly insisted the Games will go ahead as planned in July and August.
But Takahashi, one of 25 members of the Organising Committee’s executive board, told the Wall Street Journal: ‘We’ll have to start talking about this seriously from April. I don’t think the Games could be cancelled, it’d be a delay.
Takahashi stated that a two-year delay would be the most feasible solution because sports schedules for the next year have largely been decided.Source: DailyMail