Tokyo Olympics to postpone for one year



Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a telephone call with IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Thomas Bach on the 24th and announced that he had agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for about one year.

 The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled to open on July 24, but the spread of the new coronavirus worldwide has led to many calls for postponement. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a phone call with IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Thomas Bach on the same day. It seems that the company has proposed a delay of about one year in consideration of safety. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reported that Bach also agreed with the proposal.

 According to Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Yuriko Koike, who attended a telephone talk between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Bach, the Tokyo Olympics will not be canceled, but he does not plan to hold it this year. The name, "TOKYO 2020" will continue to be used.

Japanese news title: 東京五輪は1年程度の延期へ…安倍首相とIOC会長が電話会談で合意
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