Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until 2021 over pandemic

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March 24, 2020

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Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until 2021 over pandemic

A man is pictured wearing a mask with the logo of Tokyo 2020 in background. (File photo/Shutterstock)

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TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said his request for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed for a year has been agreed to by organizers.

Abe held talks with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Monday and said a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 games cannot take place this year due to measures taken to combat COVID-19, NHK television reported.

The IOC has said it will make a decision on the future of the games, which were due to start in June, in the next four weeks.

Abe said Bach agreed “100% to postponing the games for a year.

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