The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer season of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the Worldwide Olympic Committee introduced Tuesday.
The Video games had been scheduled for July 24-August 9, however after phone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a historic joint choice was taken for the primary postponement of an Olympics in peacetime.
Abe had earlier mentioned Bach was in “100 percent agreement” when Japan requested the IOC to push again the Video games.
The IOC had come below strain in current days to postpone the world’s greatest sporting occasion, with groups, athletes and sports activities our bodies all calling for a delay.
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The postponement comes after high federations introduced they’d pull out of the Tokyo Video games, the highest-profile occasion to be affected by a virus that has decimated the sporting calendar.
Round 1.7 billion folks the world over are in lockdown to forestall the additional unfold of a virus which in keeping with an AFP tally has killed over 16,200 folks and contaminated greater than 377,000.