Olympic Games postponement ‘a blessing in disguise’, says minister


Youth and Sports Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican says the postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics is a blessing in disguise as this gives athletes more time to prepare. – EPA pic, August 5, 2020.

THE postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to July next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic has given stakeholders more time to prepare their athletes to produce outstanding performances, said Youth and Sports Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

He said the National Sports Council (NSC), Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and Paralympic Council of Malaysia (PCM) also have more time to revise their athletes’ training programmes.


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