March 20, 2020—
A member of the Japanese Olympic Committee has said it’s time to postpone this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, publicly going against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it’s recent statement that the plan was for the Games to go on as scheduled. Kaori Yamaguchi, a former judo world champion, told the Japanese news outlet “Nikkei” that the IOC is “putting athletes at risk”, and that she plans to argue her position when the Japanese Olympic Committee next meets on March 27. “As far as I can tell from news reports coming out of the U.S. and Europe, I don’t think the situatio ...
Olympic committee official goes against IOC, "it’s time to postpone this summer’s Olympic Games"