Bach: Postponed Olympics need sacrifices from all stakeholders

Wednesday March 25 2020

A TV grab from a video released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on March 24, 2020 shows IOC President Thomas Bach delivering a statement after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed to summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. PHOTO | POOL |


International Olympic President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that the postponed Tokyo Games would require "sacrifices and compromises" from all sides to make them work.

"These postponed Olympic Games will need sacrifices, will need compromises from all stakeholders," Bach told reporters in a conference call the day after the IOC decided to delay the 2020 Games because of the coronavirus pandemic.