Éitt er at keldan hjá SwimmingWorld orðar seg soleiðis, um hesa stevnu ið er sett at skula verða frá 11. til. 24. mai við síðani EM fyri masters frá 24. mai til 7. juni:
“Our continent is burning with coronavirus infections and bodies are piling up. If Tokyo looks very unlikely, then bringing many thousands together for a multi-sports event in Budapest less than two months away … well, you know what I mean.”
Hartil hevur LEN-forsetin Paolo Barelli eftir øllum at døma lagt eftir IOC í samrøðu við italskar miðlar, har SwimmingWorld skrivar:
Speculation mounted today when Paolo Barelli, President of the European Swimming League (LEN) and the Italian Swimming Federation (FIN), told home media that it was “ridiculous to keep speaking of staging the Olympics in Tokyo in July” in a broadside at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organisers still issuing statements of confidence in a July 24 start for the Games despite the desertification of the sporting calendar, among postponements the Euro 2020 football tournament that has now become Euro 2021.