Olympic team’s top doc flags coronavirus concerns

Dr David Hughes says preparations for the Tokyo Games are continuing on the basis it will go ahead as planned
Dr David Hughes
Dr David Hughes.

The Australian Olympic team’s medical director has flagged concerns over the threat of the coronavirus in preparing for and competing in the Tokyo Games in July.

Dr David Hughes said that while coronavirus was a “significant challenge”, preparations were continuing on the basis the Games would go ahead as planned and contingency plans were underway to find safe places for athletes to prepare.