'We'll be in Tokyo': Coe

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, Tokyo Olympics organisers received a boost Thursday with World Athletics president Sebastian Coe’s assumption that track and field would take place at the Games.

“On the broader picture of what does the remaining element of the season look like, it will be a challenge for everybody,” Coe told AFP in an interview in Monaco.

“We are planning to be in Tokyo. There are no contingencies.”

“At the moment, it’s important our sport supports the International Olympic Committee, the public authorities in Japan and the local organising committee there. “Our proposition is a very simple one and it is ‘We’ll be in Tokyo’.”