Monday, Aug 03, 2020 | Last Update : 09:17 PM IST

132nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra44122827680915576 Tamil Nadu2576131964834132 Andhra Pradesh158764828861474 Delhi1376771233174004 Karnataka134819577252496 Uttar Pradesh92921533571730 West Bengal75516527301678 Telangana6766048609551 Gujarat63675466892482 Bihar5727036637322 Rajasthan4441031216706 Assam4290532385105 Haryana3651929690433 Odisha3491321955236 Madhya Pradesh3353523550886 Kerala259121446383 Jammu and Kashmir2141613127396 Punjab1785311466423 Jharkhand121884513115 Chhatisgarh9608699158 Uttarakhand7593443786 Goa6530466853 Tripura5248346323 Puducherry3806230952 Manipur283117377 Himachal Pradesh2654150813 Arunachal Pradesh19359693 Nagaland19356484 Chandigarh111769819 Meghalaya8742645 Sikkim6582891 Mizoram4702580
  Sports   In Other sports  28 Mar 2020  New date for Tokyo Olympics won't satisfy everybody, says Sebastian Coe

New date for Tokyo Olympics won't satisfy everybody, says Sebastian Coe

AFP
Published : Mar 28, 2020, 12:00 pm IST
Updated : Mar 28, 2020, 12:00 pm IST

Every sport has its own challenges but there has to be an element of flexibility

President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe. AFP Photo
 President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe. AFP Photo

Paris: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted 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. "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."

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

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 summer 2021".

There have been suggestions even that the rebooted Olympics could be held in the spring and so allow athletes to avoid competing in the brutal heat and humidity of Japan's summer.

 

"There are clearly demands for this decision to be taken as quickly as possible -- the athletes and the federations need clarity," added Coe.

"Once the decision is made, we can build (the calendars) around it."

Tags: 2020 tokyo olympics, sebastian coe
Location: France, Île-de-France, Paris