SPORTS DAY: Cancelling the Games ‘is not an option’

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SPORTS DAY: Cancelling the Games ‘is not an option’

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Reorganising Olympics a ‘mind-boggling’ task

Thomas Bach and the IOC should not be criticised for procrastination over the Tokyo Olympics as reorganising them is “mind-bogglingly complex”, the movement’s former head of marketing Michael Payne said. “It is mind-bogglingly complex to make a sudden change after seven years of preparation for the biggest sporting event in the world,” he said. “The IOC have been with increasing urgency looking to fall back on Plan B. The IOC remit allows them legally to cancel the Games unilaterally. Cancelling the Games though is not an option, so to postpone the Games you have to have your delivery partner [Japan] on board.”..

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