Tokyo 2020 organizers plan to hold discussions with the International Swimming Federation (FINA) this week, a senior official said, after the federation said it was reviewing whether to hold the Olympics diving qualification event scheduled for this month.
â€œWe are aware that they intend to cancel. On the other hand, we are still trying to confirm the details and we need to have further discussions with them,â€ Yasuo Mori, deputy executive director for the Tokyo 2020 Games Operations Bureau, said on Sunday.
â€œWe want to hold talks with them about such details,â€ he told an online briefing after a weekend test event for wheelchair rugby.
Cancellation would be a setback for Tokyo organizers after they just restarted test events for the first time in over a year and need to test COVID-19 countermeasures for participants at venues.
Media reports said FINA had decided to cancel the April 18-23 final qualification round, which is also an official test event for the Games, which were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BBC, citing a letter from FINA to national federations, said the event was canceled because the organizersâ€™ planned COVID-19 precautions â€œwill not properly ensureâ€ the safety of athletes.Read Reuters
Olympics: Tokyo Organizers To Hold Talks With FINA This Week