Team GB athlete calls on IOC to postpone Olympics due to coronavirus
Team GB’s Guy Learmonth, the captain at the European Indoor Championships last year, has called on the IOC to postpone the Olympics due to coronavirus.
“We have no idea how bad this is going to get, and what we have seen so far might be the tip of the iceberg,” said the 800m runner. “Of course the IOC and the whole world wants a successful Olympics. But for that to happen I strongly believe the event needs to be postponed – unless the authorities can guarantee it will be business as usual, which I don’t believe they can
“Purely from an athlete’s point of view here, we need some clarity, transparency and flexibility. Because the press conference that I saw from the Japanese prime minister didn’t exactly fill me full of confidence that these Games are going to go ahead whatsoever.”