2021 Olympic Games 'no guarantee' says organising committee chief

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The chief executive of the Tokyo Organising Committee, Toshiro Muto, has admitted that there is no guarantee that the postponed Olympic Games will be held in July of 2021, according to a report in the Guardian.

In March, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and IOC president Thomas Bach agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Muto has suggested that it is too soon to know if the pandemic will be under control by then.

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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.