TOKYO: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that selecting a brand new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 is not going to fulfill all people.
“All sports have made it pretty clear they have particular challenges at particular times of the year,” mentioned Coe.
“We’re most likely not going to succeed in an answer that meets with the approval of each sport.
“But there does have to be an element of flexibility and there is going to be flexibility for the next two years.”
The 2021 World Athletics Championships, for instance, are scheduled to be staged in August subsequent yr in Eugene, Oregon.
The 2020 Olympics, which have been set for July 24-August 9 this yr, have been postponed till 2021 by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) this week due to the coronavirus.
Nevertheless, there isn’t any particular date but for the rescheduled Video games with IOC chief Thomas Bach saying Tuesday the Olympics “must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021”.
There have been recommendations even that the rebooted Olympics might be held within the spring and so enable athletes to keep away from competing within the brutal warmth and humidity of Japan’s summer time.
“There are clearly demands for this decision to be taken as quickly as possible — the athletes and the federations need clarity,” added Coe.
“Once the decision is made, we can build (the calendars) around it.”