International Olympic Committee have held crisis talks with WHO over coronavirus otubreak
International Olympic Committee have held crisis talks with World Health Organisation over coronavirus otubreak but plans for Tokyo 2020 are unchangedThe IOC have held crisis talks with WHO regarding the coronavirus outbreak Japan have 14 confirmed cases of the virus, with fears growing over Olympics IOC insisted in a statement that preparations for Tokyo 2020 are unchangedBy David Coverdale For Mailonline Published: 23:03 GMT, 31 January 2020 | Updated: 23:04 GMT, 31 January 2020 e-mail View comments The International Olympic Committee have held crisis talks with the World Health Organisation about the coronavirus outbreak — but plans for Tokyo 2020 remain unchanged. Japan have 14 confirmed cases of the killer virus and have warned residents against travelling to China, where the epidemic originated. Fears have begun to grow about how the coronavirus may affect the Olympics, which begin in Tokyo in July. The International Olympic Committee have held crisis talks with the World Health Organisation over the coronavirus otubreak RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Baseball's back, surf's up and there's an 11-year-old Brit... Russians face prospect of blanket ban at Tokyo 2020 in... Ones to watch in Tokyo: Meet the Team GB hopefuls set to... Meet the sisters of swing: Becky and Ellie Downie gunning... Share this article Share But in a statement, the IOC said: ‘Preparations for Tokyo 2020 continue as planned. It is normal practice for the IOC to collaborate with all the main UN agencies, as necessary, in the lead-up to the Games and this naturally includes the WHO.’ The Tokyo Organising Committee added: ‘We have never discussed cancelling the games. Tokyo 2020 will continue to collaborate with the IOC and relevant organisations and will review any countermeasures that may be necessary.’ In a statement, the IOC said that: ‘Preparations for Tokyo 2020 continue as planned' Coronavirus has already affected Olympic qualifiers, with next week’s wom..