Tokyo needs to be cancelled – or postponed – right away, there is no way around it. Photo: EPA Tokyo needs to be cancelled – or postponed – right away, there is no way around it. Photo: EPA
Tokyo needs to be cancelled – or postponed – right away, there is no way around it. Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 needs to be cancelled or postponed immediately

  • A high-ranking organising committee official testing positive for Covid-19 is another wake-up call for the IOC
  • There is no way Japan can ensure health and safety during the Olympics given the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak

Tokyo needs to be cancelled – or postponed – right away, there is no way around it. Photo: EPA Tokyo needs to be cancelled – or postponed – right away, there is no way around it. Photo: EPA
Tokyo needs to be cancelled – or postponed – right away, there is no way around it. Photo: EPA
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.