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Two International Olympic Committee Members Say Games to Be Delayed, Likely Until 2021

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After Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus, the NBA shut down. Then came the announcement from Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, movie theaters, most restaurants, and everything else people love.

Now, even though it’s not set to begin until July 24, it looks like the 2020 Summer Olympics will be postponed – probably for a solid year.

From ESPN:

A day after the International Olympic Committee said it would take four weeks to review the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on this summer’s Tokyo Olympics — including possibly postponing the Games — longtime IOC member Dick Pound on Monday told USA Today that the Games would be postponed until 2021, with the details to be worked out.

“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview with USA Today. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”

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The IOC responded to Pound’s comments, saying in a statement: “It’s the right of every IOC member to interpret the decision of the IOC [executive board] which was announced yesterday.”

IOC member Craig Reedie also told The Associated Press on Monday that pushing the Games back is likely.

Here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter…

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