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New date for Tokyo Olympics ‘won’t satisfy everybody’: Coe

PARIS: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted on Friday (Mar 27) that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.

"All sports have made it pretty clear they have particular challenges at particular times of the year," said Coe.

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"We are probably not going to reach a solution that meets with the approval of every sport.

"But there does have to be an element of flexibility and there is going to be flexibility for the next two years."

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The 2021 World Athletics Championships, for example, are scheduled to be staged in August next year in Eugene, Oregon.

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The 2020 Olympics, which were set for July 24-August 9 this year, were postponed until 2021 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week because of the coronavirus.

However, there is no definite date yet for the rescheduled Games with IOC chief Thomas Bach saying Tuesday the Olympics "must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summerRead More – Source