French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia says the coronavirus pandemic needs to be beyond its peak by the end of May for the Tokyo Olympics to go according to schedule.

“My feeling is that if we’re still in the crisis by the end of May I
can’t see how the Games can happen (on time),” Masseglia said.

“If we are beyond the peak and the situation is getting better
questions will rise about who qualifies, but we will find the least
worst solution.”

Masseglia added that the International Olympic Committee would hold a
conference call with the National Olympic Committees later this week.

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled for July 24-Aug 9 with the Paralympic Games due to be held from Aug 25-Sept 6.

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