BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next year

first_img Loading… Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One Role6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired For2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone However, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, claims he has now reached an agreement with IOC president Thomas Bach to postpone the Olympics for one year. Japan faced protests over their desire to not postpone the event Read Also: World Athletics call on IOC to postpone Tokyo 2020 ‘We asked president Bach to consider postponement of about one year to make it possible for athletes to play in the best condition, and to make the event a safe and secure one for spectators,’ said Abe. ‘President Bach said he is in agreement 100 percent.’ Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, has said that the Games will still be called ‘Tokyo 2020’ even though they will be held next year. The British Olympic Association were expected to announce on Tuesday that they would not be sending a team to Japan this summer FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed until next year. Despite the global coronavirus outbreak, International Olympic Committee chiefs had hoped the Games could go ahead as planned on July 24, with the Olympic flame travelling from Greece to Japan last Friday. The 2020 Olympics will be delayed for a year While most major sporting events around the globe have long since been suspended or postponed, Olympics bosses felt it was too far out to make a decision particularly with Japan having largely got the virus under control domestically. Japan were keen to host the Olympics this year despite the coronavirus outbreak But both the IOC and the Japanese government came under fire for that stance, with Canada and Australia announcing they would not compete unless it was postponed, and at last the decision has reluctantly been made to rescheduled the Games.Advertisementlast_img

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