World Athletics president Sebastian Coe agrees a COVID-19 vaccine will be needed before the delayed Tokyo Olympics can proceed next year.
Last month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed the Games for 12 months to July 2021, as the world tried to limit the spread of coronavirus, which has killed 220,000 people globally.
In a recent interview with Nikkan Sports, Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said the Games would likely be cancelled, instead of rescheduled again, if the pandemic was still causing havoc next year.
ICO president Thomas Bach said the postponement would cost “several hundred million dollars”.
“I think it’s pretty clear, though, that you couldn’t go on forever postponing an Olympic Games,” Coe has told SNTV.