| IOC Vice-President John Coates: Olympics Will Happen
Sept. 7, 2020—
The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead next year, pandemic or not, IOC vide-president John Coates told the AFP on Monday. In a phone interview, Coates said that the Tokyo Olympics would be the “Games that conquered Covid,” referring to the COVID-19 disease stemming from the novel coronavirus outbreak that has plagued the world over the last 6 months. “The Games were going to be, their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,” he added, referring to a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan in 2011. “Now very much these will be t ...