• IAAF President Coe frustrated by the gating of sport

May 17, 2020

Coe called on sports federations to make compromises with government to ensure they keep their heads above water.

“We have to be guided by what governments, the WHO and local authorities are telling us, but we also have to make our own decisions and make sensible compromises,” Coe told Indian television channel WION.

“There may be a moment when a sport decides that it is ready to stage events even if it is not always with the approval of those authorities.

“We will be respectful, but we have to make decisions in the best interest of our sport and our athletes,” the 63-year-old former British runner said.