Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed to 2021

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After many weeks of doubts, the veil is lifted on the future of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition will be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has accepted the Japanese government’s request to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. “I proposed to postpone it for about a year and the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach accepted 100%, “said Shinzo Abe to the television cameras.

Japanese Prime Minister said Japan and International Olympic Committee reached agreement on phone call with IOC chief Thomas Bach to delay or cancel games due to pandemic concerns .

Abe said he had agreed that the games would not be canceled and that they would be held by the summer of 2021. “We have agreed to host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, at the latest, here the summer of 2021, “he said.

The Olympic Games were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9 and the Paralympic Games from August 25 to September 6.

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