2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to Coronavirus.

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, most sports events around the globe have been either canceled or postponed.

This forced Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics up to 2021.

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Pictured: A ceremony is held at Miyako Station of Sanriku Railway in Iwate Prefecture on March 22, 2020, marking the departure of the flame for this year's Tokyo Olympics on a tour of northeastern Japan
A ceremony held at Miyako Station of Sanriku Railway in Iwate Prefecture

“I proposed to postpone for a year and [IOC] president Thomas Bach responded with 100% agreement,” Shinzo Abe said.

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Other major sports suspended due to Coronavirus include the 2020 Euros, the 2020 Copa America and the 2020 CHAN.

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Several prominent figures such as the Japanese prime minister and IOC member Dick Pound had talked about the necessity of rescheduling the events.

Following a meeting between the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan. Also, Abe Shinzo along with other members of the committee, decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Dick Pound (pictured) has confirmed today that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed
Dick Pound has confirmed today that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will be postponed

The decision was made in order “to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community”.

However, in the statement they revealed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics must be postponed to a date no later than summer 2021.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there have been 375,000 confirmed cases worldwide as of Monday, March 23rd.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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