Representative image. Image credit: Raw Story
Representative image. Image credit: Raw Story

Amid the rise in coronavirus outbreak across the globe, the future of the Tokyo Olympics looks doubtful.

The sporting extravaganza is scheduled from July 29 to August 9.

Speaking to the media, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Friday said that in the wake of the outbreak, the IOC is considering different scenarios.

“No solution will be ideal in this situation, and this is why we are counting on the responsibility and solidarity of the athletes,” the IOC further said.

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World athletics chief Sebastian Coe, speaking on the situation said, “Anything is possible at the moment.”

USA Swimming chief executive Tim Hinchey recently said that the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee advocate for the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021.

Not only sports bodies, but several individual players and coaches have also come forward, urging for the postponement of the Olympic games.

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“It should be postponed under the current situation where athletes are not well prepared,” said Japanese Olympic Committee executive board member Kaori Yamaguchi.

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