French Olympic Head Comments On 2020 Games

French Olympic head comments on 2020 games

The head of the French Olympic Committee says the coronavirus pandemic must have reached its peak by the end of May for the Tokyo Olympics to be held on schedule.

Denis Masseglia made the remark in a telephone interview with the Reuters news agency on Monday.

He said that if the world is in the crisis by the end of May, he can't see how the Games can happen. He added that if the pandemic has passed its peak and the situation is getting better, questions will arise about who qualifies, but it's possible to find the least worst solution.

The International Olympic Committee plans to hold emergency talks online with international sports organizations on Tuesday and with National Olympic Committees on Wednesday.