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Germany suggested to postpone the Olympics for 2021

Германия предложила перенести Олимпиаду на 2021 год

The Olympic sports Confederation of Germany in favor of the transfer of the summer Games in Tokyo in 2021, said its Chairman Alphonse Hermann.

“Verify transfer (Olympics – if) is correct and, in light of the current situation in the health sector, a long-needed step IOC. (. . .) At the same time, we would like clarity that the Game definitely can not take place as scheduled and that are considered other possible alternatives,” – reads the statement of Hermann, published on the website of the Confederation on Tuesday.

According to him, the German athletes are in a very difficult situation: they are virtually unable to train. In addition, everything indicates that the Game will be cancelled.

“Because, according to the experts, and the date in the fall is not an absolute alternative, we would prefer the transfer at least for the next year. The issue in the coming days we Previously reported that national Olympic committees of Australia and Canada decided not to send its teams for the Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo. The Russian Olympic Committee said he expects a final decision of the IOC. With the proposal to move the Olympic games asked the national committees of the USA and New Zealand.

On the eve of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted that the Olympic and Paralympic games to Tokyo may have to be postponed if they could not succeed in “full volume”.

As reported by Japanese media, March 24, Abe plans to hold a teleconference with the head of the IOC Thomas Bach. The conversation will be joined by head of the organizing Committee of the Olympic games in Tokyo Yoshiro Mori, the Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike. Tokyo plans to ask the IOC as soon as possible to make a decision on how to play in a pandemic coronavirus.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the IOC member dick pound said that the decision to move the Olympics in 2020 is accepted. But later in the press service of the IOC “Interfax” said that it was a personal interpretation of the pound received information.

Previously, because of the coronavirus were announced the postponement of next year’s European championship in 2020. In addition, a number of other major international and national tournaments have also been postponed or cancelled.

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