Tokyo 2020 Postponement In The Best Interest of Athletes
By Sampson Adedeji
Former Nigeria’s D’Tigers player and Nigeria Athletes Representative, Olumide Oyedemi has declared his support for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympic adding that the decision was taken in the best interest of the athletes, BSNSports.com.ng can report.
The ancient Games was postponed by the organiser few weeks back following the outbreak of Corona virus pandemic which halted various sporting activities all over the world, BSN Reports.
The former D’Tiger skipper supported Thomas Bach led IOC while talking to BSN Sports over the postponement.
“My take on the postponement of the Tokyo 2020, I believe it was a right decision and just like the IOC president said during the teleconference, they put a lot of things into considerations though it was a difficult decision for them to take by IOC and also Prime minister of Japan but on the health and welfare of the athletes and they felt is extremely important.” Olumide Oyedeji told BSN Sports while responding to questions via an online platform FCT Football Update on Sunday
“They were thinking about cancelling the Olympic but they couldn’t can cancel it, but rather postponed it, that is why it was postponed to give room to make sure that we go out of this pandemic we are in right now.
“I believe it was for the interest of the athletes and for the interest of the world and it was a right decision to take, he stated.
The Olympic was scheduled to hold between July and August this year but shifted to summer of 2021, however, it will still maintain the name Tokyo 2020.