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Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

Published March 24, 2020

TOKYO (BRAIN) — The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The decision was announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday after Japanese officials held a conference call with the International Olympic Committee.

“I proposed to postpone for about a year and [IOC] president Thomas Bach responded with 100 percent agreement,” Abe said. “This will make it possible for athletes to play in the best condition, and will make the event a safe and secure one for spectators.”

Abe said that the games would be pushed back to 2021 “at the latest.” A one-year delay will also be implemented for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The full story from a cycling perspective is on VeloNews.com.

 

 

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