Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been officially pushed back to 2021 because of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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March 24, 2020 - 10:29 AM

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers.

The IOC said the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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