2021 date set for Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics are set to start on July 23, 2021 after being postponed one year due to the spread of COVID-19.



March 30, 2020 - 9:47 AM

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.

Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year.

“The schedule for the games is key to preparing for the games,” Tokyo organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said. “This will only accelerate our progress.”

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