The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
The official website of the IOC issued an official statement, the president of IOC, Thomas Bach and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo reached a consensus that the date of the Tokyo Olympics would have to be rescheduled after 2020, but no later than the summer of 2021.
Bach and Abe expressed their common concern about the worldwide pandemic of novel coronavirus, and its significant impact on people’s lives and global athletes’ preparations for the Olympic Games.
To protect the health of athletes, everyone involved in the Olympic Games, and the international community, the 32nd Tokyo Olympic Games must be rescheduled for after 2020, but no later than the summer of 2021.
Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, but with the new epidemic spreading around the world, they had to choose “avoid the war”.
According to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, the Olympic Games will still use the name Tokyo Olympic 2020.