SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian Olympic officers Monday stated "it turned into clear" that the Tokyo games couldn't pass in advance as scheduled and instructed its athletes to as a substitute put together for the occasion in 2021.

The global Olympic Committee shifted its tone at the video games in a single day as the coronavirus disaster spirals, pronouncing it would step up making plans for one of a kind scenarios, together with postponement.

In reaction, the Australian Olympic Committee convened a board meeting on Monday and unanimously determined a games beginning in July was not possible given the uncertainty across the pandemic.


"It s clear the video games can t be held in July," Australian chef-de-project Ian Chesterman stated.

"Our athletes have been staggering of their tremendous attitude to training and making ready, but the stress and uncertainty has been extraordinarily challenging for them."

AOC leader government Matt Carroll stated athletes wanted certainty, and they should also prioritise their health and that in their families.

The board meeting decided an Australian crew "couldn't be assembled inside the changing circumstances at home and abroad" and that they should now plan for an Olympics within the northern hemisphere summer time next year.

"we've athletes based totally foreign places, education at central locations round Australia as teams and handling their personal programmes. With journey and different restrictions this becomes an untenable state of affairs," he said.

"The IOC had followed the key concepts of putting athlete health first and ensuring it acted of their great pursuits and the interests of sport. This choice displays those principles.

"we are now in a role in which we are able to plan with greater truth."

Chesterman added that postponing the video games till subsequent 12 months "will allow athletes from round the arena to properly prepare with the desire the coronavirus disaster may be below manage".

"we are aware that for many one of these postponement will present a selection of new problems. However while the sector does come together at the Tokyo Olympic video games they can be a true birthday party of game and humanity," he said.