COVID restrictions could force Alex Morgan and other mothers of small children to choose between dreams of competing at Olympics and their families.
Team USA has expected families won't be allowed to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for a while. Although a disappointment, athletes are adjusting.
The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31. Canceling the trip could be embarrassing for the International Olympic Committee and local organizers who say they can hold a “safe and secure” Olympics in the middle of a pandemic as cases surge in Japan — particularly in Tokyo and Japan's second metropolis of Osaka.