Chef de mission Brenda Dale confident Olympic Games will proceed despite Covid-19 uncertainties

Brenda Dale remains confident that the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo will go ahead as planned this year, despite uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Doubts were cast yesterday over the Games, which are set to take place between July 23 and August 8 August, after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency in the city as a result sudden spike in cases.

The latest measures in Tokyo, led Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee, to question whether the Games would go ahead.