Whereas the Tokyo Olympics had been postponed till summer time 2021 it nonetheless isn’t fully sure they’ll go on because of the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic.
Simone Biles, adorned Olympian, appeared nearly on the Today show Friday morning (January 22) and weighed in on the delayed video games. She says she’s positively able to take part in them and hopes that the pandemic is tamped down sufficient for the video games to go on.
“We’re in a pandemic, so we’re type of prepared for no matter life throws at us at this level. We’re coaching ‘as if,’ and no matter occurs, occurs,” the Columbus, Ohio native advised co-host Hoda Kotb. “We’ve got to do what’s protected for the remainder of the world, for ourselves, to verify everyone seems to be wholesome.”
Biles additionally says she’s open to the concept of a bubble, an idea the NBA applied in Orlando to complete out their common season and to get by way of their playoffs and finals.
“Hopefully the Olympics can nonetheless be placed on, even when it means we’re in a bubble,” she added. “I will principally do something at this second. I do know different sports activities have gone and completed testing day by day. And it simply is a matter of time till we hear what the Olympic Committee has to say and what their precautions are going to be going ahead. However no matter they are saying they need us to do, I am in 100%.”
Biles added: “The delay has been laborious on all athletes around the globe. I am not alone. However I am positive everybody feels the identical.”
The 2021 Olympic video games are presently scheduled to happen from July 23 by way of August 8. On Thursday, The Times of London reported the video games could be cancelled, nevertheless a neighborhood organizing committee said in a statement that the Olympics had been nonetheless on and had the assist of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.