On the 18th, the course measurement of the marathon of the Tokyo Olympics [Olympics] held in Sapporo slipped from the originally planned April to late May due to the spread of the new coronavirus on the 18th, I understood from the story. The World Federation official has decided not to visit Japan. It is unlikely that this will have any effect on readiness, but prolonged virus damage could delay further.
According to officials, there is a concern that the person who measured the course will be isolated when returning to their home country, which will hinder other tasks. For the time being, it will be delayed until the end of the road repair after the thaw.
The Tokyo Olympics marathon is scheduled for August 8 for girls and 9 for boys. [Joint]