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Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed until 2021

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Update: 2020-03-24 6:48:00 PM
Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed until 2021
Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed until 2021

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

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