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May 9, 2020

Coates Said The Postponed Tokyo Olympics May Be “Greatest Ever”

Senior international Olympics official John Coates said today the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from Covid-19 crisis.

Coates, Australia’s Olympic chief and head of the International Olympic Committee’s inspectorate for the Games, cited the examples of positive Summer Games that followed the two world wars of the 20th century.

The Tokyo Games were postponed for a year to 2021 in the aftermath of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Coates said he thought Tokyo could surpass even the reputation of the 2000 Sydney Games, which he helped organise and were described by then IOC chief Juan Antonio Samaranch as “the best Olympic Games ever”.

 

 

source: https://www.malaymail.com/news/sports/2020/05/09/delayed-tokyo-olympics-could-be-greatest-ever-says-coates/1864571

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