With Tokyo Olympics Postponed, China Frets Over Beijing Games

Tanya Simon
April 6, 2020

FINA now have to explore the possibilities of either staging the world meet before July, or have it after the Olympics or push it back to 2020.

On March 24, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOC) announced that the 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed due to the coronavirus. "An assessment will be made, but clearly some posts are under threat", said an official of a major worldwide federation.

Importantly, the International Olympic Committee said that in case of sports that have age group-based limits, it is willing to extend the criteria in the case of those athletes who had qualified for the 2020 Olympics.

On top of that, FINA have yet to decide on new dates for the postponed Diving World Cup, which was supposed to be the last qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics.

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This is the very first time the Olympic Games have been delayed because the contemporary variation started in1896 The video games have been terminated 3 times: in 1916, 1940 and also 1944, all because of battle. The IOC recognises the sensitivity of such decisions. Biles took 18 months off from gymnastics following the 2016 Rio Olympics and has worked hard to get back in shape both mentally and physically. "We don't have so many winter sports stars like we do in the Summer Olympics", He Wenyi, executive director of the China Institute for Sports Value at Peking University, told the Global Times, adding that stars are "the core of sports marketing". She will need to be mindful of her mental health, as will every athlete. We need to make sure that everyone in the USA and around the world is healthy and safe. "For us, it means we have some certainty", he said.

"We are just as excited now as we were when we were scheduled for 2021, and we hope the Birmingham community and the world will share that enthusiasm with us".

The US' Simone Biles celebrates with her five gold medals at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, on October 13 previous year. "Other than that, they have sent us at-home workouts".

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