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IOC Postpones Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games To 2026 Amid Pandemic


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Amid disruptions to international sports calendars due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to postpone the 2022 Youth Olympic Games – already scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal – to 2026. The decision was made Wednesday by IOC President Thomas Bach during an Executive Board meeting after he received […]

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Surely clearing the calendar incase Tokyo 2021 has to go back another year.  Indeed I think they'd almost be better off announcing that sooner rather than later to allow federations to reschedule all the events they moved from 2021 to 2022 back again, and therefore take the risk of cancellations and crowd restrictions still being a factor next year.    Hopefully though we'll have progress to beat this disease later this year, but even then I think for the Olympics to have athletes at the top of the game there is an argument to postpone.

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