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Coronavirus threatens Olympics 2020

TOKYO: Many sport events all over the world are threatened due to the menace of Coronavirus including Tokyo Olympics 2020.

It seems that Coronavirus, that had forced Saudis close Ka’aba for Umra, is powerful enough to force Japanese postpone the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Many events indicates towards the postponement:

  • The nearness of Japan to China from where the mysterious malady originated;
  • Closure of country’s schools;
  • Postponement of Tokyo 2020 volunteer training;
  • Restrictions placed on last weekend’s Tokyo marathon where only elite runners were allowed to participate;
  • Suspension of J-League matches and other sports events.
  • Japan’s minister for Olympics revealed that Tokyo’s contract with the IOC allowed for the Games to be postponed until later this year.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.