Delaying Olympics will involve ‘massive’ costs, say organisers


An Olympic Games countdown clock no longer showing the days left until the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the sporting event was postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Fukushima, Japan, yesterday. – EPA pic, March 26, 2020.

RESCHEDULING the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will involve “massive” additional costs, organisers of the Games conceded today as they convened a taskforce to begin working on the “unprecedented” and complex task.

The historic decision to postpone the Games over the new coronavirus outbreak leaves organisers with a logistical headache as they work to shift the enormous event to an as-yet-undecided date next year.


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