Organisers hopeful European Athletics Championships may still go ahead despite Tokyo 2020 being postponed

European Athletics Championships could still go ahead in the summer (PA Images)
10:46am, Thu 26 Mar 2020
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The European Athletics Championships may still go ahead in the summer despite the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games being postponed, says chairman Periklis Iakovakis.

Earlier in the week it was announced that Tokyo 2020 will be postponed until 2021, but Iakovakis is remaining hopeful that the Championships could still take place.

He said: “To have the light at the end of the tunnel that Paris 2020 may still go ahead is something positive in these extremely hard times.

“This has been a stressful and confusing period for athletes, we have lost our structure and our sense of normality. We join our larger communities in focusing on the health and well-being of everyone during the Covid-19 outbreak.”

The five-day championships are set to take place on August 25.

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