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Tokyo Summer Olympics Delayed to 2021

Accepted submission by takyon at 2020-03-24 12:53:10
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Tokyo Summer Olympics Will Be Postponed Due To Coronavirus, Japan Says [npr.org]

The Tokyo Summer Olympics will not begin in late July and instead will be held "by the summer of 2021," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Tuesday. The news follows growing calls for the games to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abe revealed the decision to journalists after speaking by phone with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. Abe's office said via Twitter, "the two have agreed that the Tokyo Olympic Games would not be cancelled, and the games will be held by the summer of 2021."

Also at NYT [nytimes.com].


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