Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed to postpone the Summer Games for about a year, with full support from IOC president Thomas Bach.
After considerable internal discussion among the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the 2020 Summer Olympics will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, they announced Tuesday morning in a joint statement.
“I proposed to postpone for about a year and [IOC] president Thomas Bach responded with 100 percent agreement,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
Japan has committed to hosting the Summer Games in about one year’s time, but no exact dates are available yet. A one-year delay will also be implemented for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
To safeguard the health of the athletes and everyone involved in the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will now take…