Olympic rings monument at Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo. (PA Pictures)
The Worldwide Olympic Committee has in the present day introduced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics till the summer time of 2021 as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
The FA’s director of girls’s soccer, Sue Campbell, mentioned:
“The well being of everybody – gamers, employees and supporters – is our foremost concern and our worldwide sporting calendar should respect and reply to that precedence above all else. We’re due to this fact totally supportive of the IOC’s determination to postpone the Olympic Video games.
“With the House Nations coming collectively as Crew GB Ladies’s Soccer, we’ve been planning for – and really a lot wanting ahead to – the Olympics this summer time. Nevertheless in the interim our shared focus should be on staying secure, taking care of our mates and family members, and following the recommendation of Authorities and our extremely dedicated and courageous frontline well being professionals.
“After all our minds are additionally centered on the UEFA Ladies’s EURO and we’re in fixed dialogue with UEFA in respect of that event. We all know all our associate organisations have the well being and wellbeing of athletes and assist employees on the coronary heart of their determination making and we await additional data from UEFA in the end.
“Relaxation assured we are able to stay up for celebrating our sport in happier and safer instances to come back.”
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