Olympics Will Be Postponed Says Former IOC Vice President Pound

25. Pressure Mounts To Postpone Olympics

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While the IOC is not ready yet to make a formal declaration on the status of the 2020 Olympic Games, former IOC vice president Dick Pound is, as the 77-year-old told USA Today that the Tokyo event will, in fact, be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know,” Pound told USA Today’s Christine Brennan.

Pound is a familiar name in athletics as he was the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and most recently, was a part of the commission that detailed Russia’s state-sponsored doping program.

On Monday, Pound said that dates for a rescheduled Olympic Games have yet to be finalized, but should be sorted out in the next four weeks. The event is likely to be contested in 2021 according to Pound, however.

On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee announced that they would take the next four weeks to decide whether to postpone or contest the games as planned. Individual countries and governing bodies have urged the IOC to postpone the event, with Canada going so far as to say they will not have athletes in Tokyo even if the Olympics go on as scheduled this summer. 

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Big Ten, Pac-12 Call Off Fall Sports

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Two of the NCAA’s Power 5 conferences won’t be competing this fall. The Big Ten and the Pac-12 are suspending fall sports, including cross country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Stahl, Vetter Post Big Throws In Turku

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The Continental Tour kicked off on Tuesday with the first stop taking place in Turku, Finland. As expected, the throws stole the show.

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How to Watch: 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour | Turku

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Here's how to watch the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour: Turku on FloTrack in the United States.

Ritz-Led On Athletics Club Rolls Out Inaugural Roster

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On Running, the Swiss-based shoe company, just released its full roster for the newly formed On Athletics Club. 

Erriyon Knighton Has Arrived With 200m National Record

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Erriyon Knighton put everyone on notice on Friday. 

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London Marathon To Go Forward As Elite-Only Race On October 4

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Organizers of the postponed 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon announced today that the gala 40th edition their event would proceed as an elite-only race on a closed course within St. James's Park in Central London on Sunday, October 4.  Organizers said that they would create a "secure biosphere," a contained COVID-safe environment, which would allow the race to be run on a small circuit, at least for top athletes.  Citizen runners will only be able to participate remotely, running on their own.

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NCAA Division II/III Fall Championships Canceled

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Fall sports national championships for NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled. 

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Tamaal Myers Is Ready For His Encore At AAU

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One of the most anticipated races of the AAU Junior Olympic Games this week is led by an athlete that few might know about. 

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Confidence Is Key For Aly Conyers Ahead Of The AAU JO Games

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With less than one week until the AAU Junior Olympic Games, Heathwood Hall's (SC) Aly Conyers is ready to see the results of her season's -- or to some, pandemic -- training finally pay off.

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AAU Junior Olympic Games Performance Lists

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The 2020 AAU Junior Olympic Games begin on Wednesday, August 5th in Brevard County, Florida. Check out the full schedule for the meet here and see the performance list for all events and age groups below.

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