US Open and Olympics 2020 could be postponed due to Covid-19

US Open and Olympics 2020 could be postponed due to Covid-19

- The Tokyo Olympic games and US Open tennis tournament is on the cusp of being cancelled

- Tournament organisers are trying their best to avoid this possibility

- This comes amidst efforts to delay sporting events to combat the spread of the coronavirus

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The coronavirus hasn't just wreaked havoc on the lives of patients and medical personnel, but on sports lovers as well.

The dreaded Covid-19 strain has been declared a pandemic and many sporting events have already been affected, as a result.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and US Open tennis tournament may soon fall into this category as well.

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The BBC reported that International Athletics Federation president Sebastian Coe conceded that postponement of the Olympics is a distinct possibility.

However, Coe said, "It is not a decision that must be made today."

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach emphasised that organisers are still aiming to keep the games open until July 24th.

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Briefly.co.za also learnt that the US Open tennis tournament faces likely postponement as well.

The tournament is the final grand slam of the year and hosted in New York, United States.

Daily Sun reported that the American Tennis Federation is trying its best to ensure the tournament kicks off as scheduled from August 24th.

Interestingly, the French Tennis Federation has already delayed and re-scheduled the French Open to commence from September 20th - merely a week after the US Open is set to finish.

On a lighter note, Briefly.co.za previously reported on the historic Match in Africa event.

The epic fundraiser saw tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal square off against each other in Cape Town.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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