Swimmers concerned Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be cancelled
Pound, the founding president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a former IOC vice president and member, has also represented Canada in the Olympics in swimming.
In his 20 years as an advisor to organizations able to host the Olympic Games, Terence Burns helped write and review official bids and plans from dozens of potential candidate cities.
In all those bids, he said, discussion of potential disruptions to the event was largely limited: mostly natural disasters, such as earthquakes or fires, and, more recently, terrorist attacks.
Bern said, “I have never asked the Olympic Organizing Committee whether you are ready for a global pandemic?”
Pound said that the IOC has created an emergency fund to assist the IOC and therefore the refore the International Sports Federations to assist the IOC and the International Sports Federations, to boost about $ 1 billion. About 73% of the IOC’s $ 5.7 billion in revenue over the four-year Olympic cycle comes from broadcast rights.
“It isn’t considered a risky risk, and it’s not one which will be attributed to at least one or the opposite party,” he said. “So everybody ties their knots. there’ll be a scarcity of revenue in favor of the Olympic movement. “
Pound said that the future of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games is largely out of the hands of the IOC and it depends on which direction the virus leads.
“If it turns out to be something like the Spanish flu,” Pound said, referring to the deadly epidemic in the early 20th century that killed millions of people, “on a lethal level, then everyone has to take their medicine.