Japan's prime minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year Tuesday (March 24) in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
"I proposed to postpone for about a year and president Bach responded with 100 percent agreement," Shinzo Abe told reporters referring to Thomas Bach, head of the IOC.
The move would be a devastating blow for the city of Tokyo, which had won widespread praise for its organisation, with venues finished well ahead of time and tickets massively oversubscribed
Source: The Telegraph
BDST: 1847 HRS, MAR 24, 2020