FIH CEO welcomes Tokyo 2020 date shifts

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-25 11:39:43|Editor: huaxia

GENEVA, March 25 (Xinhua) -- International Hockey Federation (FIH) CEO Thierry Weil on Tuesday expressed his gratitude and support to the International Olympic Committee and Japanese authorities for their decision to postpone Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021.

"On behalf of the International Hockey Federation, I would like to thank and express our full support to the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, the Japanese authorities and the Tokyo metropolitan government for the decision taken to postpone the Olympics to next year," Weil said on the FIH website.

"This decision brings clarity to the global hockey community and I'm sure it is supported by all athletes who are currently facing important challenges to train at this unprecedented time," he added.

Weil believed the message of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch that "Hope Lights Our Way" could not be more pertinent at this time while stressing that "the focus today is on staying at home to fight the COVID-19 pandemic".