March 21, 2020 / 1:02 PM / 11 days ago

Athletics-USA Track and Field calls Tokyo Olympics postponement

March 21 (Reuters) - USA Track and Field, athletics' U.S. governing body, on Saturday called for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

The federation, in a letter to United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) chief executive Sarah Hirshland, asked the USOPC to advocate to the International Olympic Committee for the postponement of the Games.

The Tokyo games are scheduled to begin in July. (Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Alexander Smith)

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