• Tokyo 2020 postpones volunteer training during coronavirus outbreak
February 23, 2020
Tokyo 2020 has postponed the training of Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteers due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The first training sessions for volunteers, known as the "Field Cast", began back in October.
Organisers said at the time that around 300 general training events would take place at 13 venues in 11 prefectures in the host nation by the end of February.
The general training sessions have briefly been halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, with Tokyo 2020 saying these will be rescheduled for a later date.
“As part of efforts to prevent the spread of infection of the novel coronavirus, we have decided to postpone trainings,” a Tokyo 2020 statement read.
“Cast members will be informed of rescheduled dates, venues, and other details in a separate notification.
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