2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Postponed

Headline Roundup March 24th, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach have agreed to postpone the summer Olympics in Tokyo amid the spread of the coronavirus.

The Olympics, which will still be dubbed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will be delayed for about one year.

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Postponed

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone the Olympics by about one year.

Abe put the suggestion to Bach, who agreed that the latest date the Olympics will be held is summer 2021.

It was also announced that the event will still be dubbed Tokyo 2020 Olympics despite the postponement.

"The IOC president and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games .. must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to...

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The global spread of the coronavirus has forced the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until next summer at the latest, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Tuesday.

Abe said that he and the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach came to an agreement to postpone the Games. The latest the event can take place is the summer of 2021.

"In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII...

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Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports on Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”

Pound, a Canadian who has been one of the most influential members of the IOC for decades, said the...

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