The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed


(by Tiziano Ballabio)

Statement by Nicola Spirig on the postponement of the Olympic Games to 2021

«For the past months, I have been working daily towards my goal of competing at my fifth Olympic Summer Games. While I was highly motivated, the uncertainty surrounding the games proved to be increasingly difficult in recent weeks. Hence, I am therefore glad to have clarity now and fully support the IOC’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games by one year. I think it is in the best interest of all athletes, coaches and everyone else involved. People's health and well-being absolutely must come first. As far as my sporting future is concerned, the decision obviously has an impact. I will take my time and discuss my options together with my family and team before coming to a decision in the weeks to come.»


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