ASOIF statement on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Lausanne, 25 March 2020
The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) fully supports the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Japanese Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to next year. We are working closely with the IOC and the International Federations to assess the global sports calendar and select the best dates in 2021 to stage the Tokyo Olympic Games.
ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “Postponing the Tokyo Olympic Games is not only the right decision, but the only one which could be taken in view of the ongoing, massive global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone’s health is most important now. ASOIF and its member federations will do everything within their power to support the complex implementation of this decision and deliver a successful Tokyo Olympic Games for everyone worldwide next year.”
ASOIF is also working with its member federations to help them address the financial implications resulting from the Games postponement and their events affected by COVID-19.
ASOIF’s role is to serve and represent the Summer Olympic International Federations in the most competent, articulate and professional manner on issues of common interest in the Summer Olympic Games, Summer Youth Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, and on any other matters deemed necessary by the IFs.
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