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Cancel the Olympics? Postpone them? Every alternative has problems.

March 17, 2020

As novel coronavirus fears have essentially shut down daily life in many areas and forced sports leagues around the globe to cancel play and suspend operations, the International Olympic Committee has been resolute in its insistence that this summer’s Tokyo Olympics will be held on schedule. But even as IOC President Thomas Bach continues to state his confidence for a July-August schedule, those familiar with the process of planning and staging an Olympic Games say the IOC surely is exploring alternatives — and is probably well-aware that no perfect solutions exist. Read more in the Washington Post.