Global athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics
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Two women take a selfie with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike spoke Thursday after the World Health Organization labeled the spreading virus a "pandemic," a decision almost certain to affect the Tokyo Olympics. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls and their supporters is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control.
The advocacy group Global Athlete is pressing the IOC to join the world's fight to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The statement came out a few hours before an IOC announcement that said the committee was considering several scenarios and would finalize a decision within four weeks. The Games are scheduled to start July 24.
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