Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be postponed until 2021

The new schedule for the games will be worked out in the coming weeks.


Amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed until 2021.

According to latest reports, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that the 2020 Olympics will be postponed and held in 2021.

News reports quoted IOC member Dick Pound announcing that the 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021 and details will be worked out in the coming weeks.

“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a phone interview with USA Today. 

“The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know… It will come in stages. We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense,” he was quoted.

On Sunday, Canada became the first major country to withdraw  from this summer's Olympics and Paralympics. The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committee said it had taken "the difficult decision" to pull out after consulting athletes, sports groups, and the government.

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