IOC looking for new start, closing date

After deciding to postpone the 2020 Olympics until next year, now the International Olympic Committee has much more planning to accomplish.

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March 26, 2020 - 9:56 AM

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021.

Nothing much can get done until those dates are worked out by the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government and Tokyo organizers.

“We must decide this soon, otherwise it will be hard to decide on other things to follow,” Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing committee, told his 30 senior directors — all men but one — seated in a large meeting room on Thursday.

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