Could Olympic sailing return to Weymouth in 2020?

It is seriously being considered at highest levels within the IOC to move the 2020 Games from Tokyo to London given the continuing concerns over the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as the World Health Organization has now designated it, according to Sailing Illustrated. A prominent Japanese virologist has said that the Olympics could not be held in Tokyo in the current coronavirus climate.

ESPN is also reporting that a leading London Mayoral candidate claimed that London can be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if they have to be moved from Tokyo.

Meanwhile, the Tokyo Olympic organisers reiterated their statement of 13 February that the coronavirus will not stop the 2020 Games from being held in Tokyo.

This could mean Olympic sailing returning to Weymouth this year, should the Games not be able to be held in Tokyo, according to Sailing Illustrated. Another a possibility for the sailing events is Long Beach, California where the 1984 Olympic Yachting Regatta (as it was then called) was held, and is potentially going to be held again in 2028.

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