IOC sets aside $800M for loans, payments linked to pandemic

Published: May. 14, 2020 at 5:13 PM MDT
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The IOC has set aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.

It is still unclear how big the total postponement bill will be with Olympic organizers and public authorities in Japan facing extra costs estimated to run into billions for the one-year postponement.

A sum of $150 million is for loans to sports governing bodies and more than 200 eligible national Olympic committees. They have cash flow issues while waiting for a revenue share from the Tokyo Games. The IOC is working on how to allocate the other $650 million.