March 20, 2020 / 3:34 PM / 2 months ago

Athletes should continue to prepare for competition, U.S. committee says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said its athletes should continue to prepare for competition while taking appropriate precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has cast doubt on whether the Tokyo Games could go forward.

Disruptions to qualifying events have been “significant” committee CEO Sarah Hirshland said, adding that the group is working to adapt those events in the run-up to the Olympics.

Reporting By Amy Tennery; Editing by Toby Chopra

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