Beijing 2022 Games pressing ahead despite coronavirus threat July 18, 2020

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Beijing 2022 Games pressing ahead despite coronavirus threat July 18, 2020

ISLAMABAD-Beijing 2022 organisers were "pressing ahead" with preparations for the Winter Olympics after a senior IOC official warned the coronavirus could force the Games to be postponed.

Dick Pound, a former International Olympic Committee vice-president, told AFP that all options would have to be considered if the Beijing Games cannot be held in 2022.

Beijing is due to host the Winter Olympics just six months after the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, which have been put back a year to July-August 2021 because of the coronavirus.

In a statement to AFP, Beijing 2022 said the IOC is ploughing on with both Games as planned, despite the coronavirus still claiming lives in much of the world.