Asher-Smith furious decision on Olympic Games not going to be made for a month

Dina Asher-Smith has vented her fury at the decision to put off postponing the Olympic Games this summer for another month.

The IOC have given themselves a four-week deadline to come to a decision on whether or not to reschedule the Olympics for another time.

The Games are set to go ahead in Tokyo this summer but the growing coronavirus crisis has thrown doubt over the competition.

As more and more countries go into lockdown, it seems optimistic at best to suggest that the event will go ahead.

But the IOC have allowed themselves time over what to do next.

The organisation has emphatically denied claims that the Olympics will be cancelled and are instead looking at scaling down the Games or postponing for up to a year.

But Great Britain athlete Asher-Smith has fumed at the lengthy delay that will hit competitors all over the globe.

She tweeted: "So wait… does this mean that athletes face up to another FOUR weeks of finding ways to fit in training.

"Whilst potentially putting ourselves, coaches, support staff and loved ones at risk just to find out they were going to be postponed anyway!!!"

Meanwhile, World Athletics president Seb Coe has urged the Olympics to be postponed.

"I write to you to request that the Games be moved," Coe wrote.

"No one wants to see the Olympic Games postponed but as I have said publicly, we cannot hold the event at all costs, certainly not at the cost of athlete safety, and a decision on the Olympic Games must become very obvious very quickly.

"I believe that time has come and we owe it to our athletes to give them respite where we can."

Asher-Smith is one of Great Britain's biggest hopes in the Olympics after becoming the fastest British woman of all-time in 2019.

She holds both British records in the 100m (10.83s) and 200m (21.88secs).

At the World Championships in Doha last year, she won two silver medals for 100m and 4x100m relay and gold in the 200m.

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