USA Track and Field calls for Tokyo Olympics postponement

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Track and Field: 62nd Mt. San Antonio College Relays
Mar 15, 2020; Walnut, California, USA; General view of the newly renovated Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College. The $100 million facility with a nine lane Benyon surface track was scheduled to host the 62nd Mt. San Antonio College Relays that were cancelled because of the Covid 19 coronavrius outbreak. It is the first time that the meet was cancelled in its entirety since the inception of the Mt. SAC Relays in 1959. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

March 21, 2020

(Reuters) – USA Track and Field, athletics’ U.S. governing body, on Saturday called for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

The federation, in a letter to United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) chief executive Sarah Hirshland, asked the USOPC to advocate to the International Olympic Committee for the postponement of the Games.

The Tokyo games are scheduled to begin in July.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Alexander Smith)

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