Tokyo Olympic Games Postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus

Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a joint statement on Tuesday that the Summer Olympics, which was scheduled for Tokyo this year, are to be postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

“In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, IOC President Thomas Bach and Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community”, the statement said.

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