Earlier today, one of the longest (40 years) member of IOC and former vice President Richard ‘Dick’ Pound broke protocol by claiming that the IOC will definitely postpone the Tokyo Olympics till next years. But they are yet to decide the memoranda.
The twice vice president of the organization (1987-1991, 1996-2000) who was the first president of WADA; told the USA Today on phone interview that the Games would be postponed until 2021, with the details to be worked out.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview with USA Today. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
The IOC responded to Pound’s comment, saying in a statement: “It’s the right of every IOC member to interpret the decision of the IOC EB which was announced yesterday.”
Pound said he believes the IOC will announce its next steps soon.
“It will come in stages,” he said. “We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”