British Gymnastics fully supports today’s announcement regarding the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our thoughts turn to the people of Japan and in particular to the Local Organising Committee in what must be an incredibly difficult time.
This announcement gives the clarity that is needed to allow our athletes to focus on themselves, their families and their friends as we all play our role at this difficult time.
We fully recognise that the postponement of an Olympic Games will be devastating to many of our athletes, and we have reiterated our commitment to providing all the support available to help them, as we are the whole gymnastics community, to navigate through these exceptional circumstances.
We will work with our International Federation, the Federation International Gymnastique (FIG), on the Olympic qualification system and events. We can then begin to make more long-term plans for our Olympic Programmes and support our gymnasts to enable them to come back even stronger. We look forward to them being able to deliver amazing performances when we all return to action.