Ryan Lochte Calls Olympics Postponement a "Bump in the Road" for Athletes

Published on Mar 25, 2020

Ryan Lochte Calls Olympics Postponement a "Bump in the Road" for Athletes

Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte says that while he is disappointed by the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's a "bump in the road" for him and fellow athletes. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had announced on Tuesday that the games, which were originally set to start on July 24, "will be held by the summer of 2021." Lochte, 36, has competed in four previous Olympics, where he won 12 medals—half of them gold, and has spent the past few years training for the 2020 event. "As soon as I saw it, I was disappointed," Lochte said on ABC's Good Morning America in a home interview carried out via...

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