Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to a date “no later than summer 2021” .
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were scheduled to begin July 24 in Tokyo…
The International Olympic Committee announced the decision Tuesday amid mounting pressure from athletes and various stakeholders.
In a statement today, the IOC said:
“In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community,”
This is the first time an Olympic Games has been postponed. Several have been canceled due to war (1916, 1940, 1944).
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