Olympics Then move Paris to 2028 and LA to 2032
Sir Matthew Pinsent, who won four golds in four consecutive Olympic Games – Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens – doesn’t believe that it’s feasible for the Games to go ahead this summer in Tokyo.
Pinsent advocates restarting the Olympic cycle, and his calls are backed up by 80 percent of the Japanese population being in favour of cancelling or postponing the Games.
“The idea that Olympic athletes, officials and delegations get priority vaccinations is wrong,” the former rower said.
“And the risks of an event which will fly thousands of people around the world without vaccinations are ridiculous.
“My personal opinion is that the date should be changed. Tokyo have the option to delay until 2024, Paris would then go to 2028 and Los Angeles to 2032.
“Athletes would lose an Olympics, but it seems more likely every day. Parts of the Tokyo contracts would have to be broken or renewed, but everything would be kept alive, rather than everything being cancelled completely, and Paris’ income would be preserved as opposed to if Tokyo was just delayed.”