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Sebastian Coe says delaying 2020 Games relieved 'mental turmoil' of athletes

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

President of World Athletics admits ‘sport, on this occasion, had to take a back seat' over postponing of Tokyo Olympics until 2021 Sebastian Coe has insisted the postponement of this summer's Olympics was necessary in order to safeguard the psychological wellbeing of athletes as many, if not all, were in “mental turmoil” not knowing if the Tokyo Games were to proceed as scheduled or not. It was announced last Tuesday that the Olympics had been postponed until 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and following talks between Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International...
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Coronavirus: Postponing 2020 Olympics saved athletes from 'mental turmoil', says Lord Coe

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

IOC had initially resisted calls to postpone the Tokyo Games
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