AFN Commends Postponement of Tokyo 2020 By IOC
By Niyi Busari
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has commended the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
IOC announced the postponement of the 2020 Olympics on Tuesday, 24th March 2020. The Games which suppose to commence in July to August 2020 has been to 2021.
AFN in a statement made available to BSN Sports commended the decision by the IOC to postpone the Olympics to 2021. The statement reads: “The Athletics Federation of Nigeria welcomes the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“It is a necessary decision considering the tragedy that has befallen the world following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic which has impacted on the freedom and health of people worldwide.
“The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly evolving and only the living can train and hope to participate in international competitions including the Olympic Games.
“The AFN thus enjoins all our athletes and indeed sports men and women the world over including those with medical conditions to use basic World Health Organisation infection prevention guidelines outlined as follows:
“Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
“Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
“Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
“Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
“Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.”