The battle with the coronavirus continues, and at this time, it is disheartening. Seb Coe, as president of World Athletics, has to juggle looking into the future, dealing with an IOC that, at best is pretentious, and at worst, can not make a decision until they are forced against a wall, and keeping the athletes, fans, coaches, sponsors and media updated in a way that does not put him in a box.
Coe hopes for 2020 season
MONACO (MON): Sebastian Coe also said about this year season: “Getting our athletes back into competition as soon as possible, once it is safe to do so. We will continue to do whatever we can to preserve and create an outdoor season of one-day meetings in 2020, starting and ending later than usual, so athletes, when they are able and it is safe, will have access to competitions in every region. Diamond League events have been postponed up until June at this stage, as have Continental Tour Gold meetings, but we are mindful that our athletes need to compete at some point this year so they can benchmark their performances and adjust their training accordingly for an Olympic Games in 2021.”