International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound (left) speaking to journalists in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Getty Images
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound (left) speaking to journalists in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Getty Images

IOC’s Dick Pound says Covid-19 is a real concern for Beijing 2022 but only a ‘slim chance’ Winter Games will be cancelled or postponed

  • Pound is the first high-profile member of the IOC to publicly talk about the coronavirus threat to the Winter Olympics, though he is confident the Games will go ahead
  • Canadian Olympic Committee CEO David Shoemaker said he was “worried” about the Winter Olympics taking place because of the global surge in Omicron cases

International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound (left) speaking to journalists in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Getty Images
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound (left) speaking to journalists in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Getty Images
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