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2020 Summer Olympics Could Be Cancelled Over Coronavirus

2020 Summer Olympics Could Be Cancelled Over Coronavirus

Cancellation is not out of the question for the 2020 Summer Olympics if Coronavirus continues to spread!

The games are supposed to take place in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 until August 9.

The outbreak has reportedly infected 80,000 victims with 2,600 deaths.

“In and around that time, I’d say folks are going to have to ask: ‘Is this under sufficient control that we can be confident about going to Tokyo or not?’” senior member of the International Olympic Committee Dick Pound told TMZ.

If officials determine that it’s dangerous, he added “You’re probably looking at a cancellation.”

Apparently, postponing the games or moving them to a different country and not options right now.

He did add that as of right now, the games are still on.

“As far as we all know, you’re going to be in Tokyo. All indications are at this stage that it will be business as usual. So keep focused on your sport and be sure that the IOC is not going to send you into a pandemic situation,” he continued.

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