The Olympics Just Got Postponed Indefinitely
By a man whose name was once used to prank-call Moe’s Tavern.
It’s official: the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. Fernando Aguerre and Kanoa Igarashi weep.
Following Australian’s bullish protest yesterday, the IOC has announced what most of us have known instinctively for weeks: the 2020 Games will not run this summer in Tokyo.
The official report comes from USA Today:
Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed, likely to 2021, with the details to be worked out in the next four weeks.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
Pound, a Canadian who has been one of the most influential members of the IOC for decades, said he believes the IOC will announce its next steps soon.
“It will come in stages,” he said. “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
And there you have it folks. Surfing’s last chance at mainstream acceptance has been vanquished by a man whose name was once used to prank-call Moe’s Tavern.
The 2020 ISA World Games have also been canceled.
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