The 2020 Summer Season Olympics, set up to be kept in Tokyo in July, have actually been postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee verified the proceed Tuesday following conversations in between its president Thomas Bach, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Games’ organizers.
It implies that for the first time because the World War II, the Olympic Games will not proceed on schedule.
The spread of COVID-19 has actually stopped sport around the world and it had actually emerged that a start date of July 24 for the Olympic Games was too close for convenience.
A declaration released by the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 arranging committee read: In today scenarios and based upon the info offered by the WHO [World Health Organisation], the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have actually concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo should be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 however not behind summer season 2021, to protect the health of the professional athletes, everyone associated with the Olympic Games and the international neighborhood.
The IOC declaration came soon after Mr Abe’s office tweeted to reveal the news.
“After his telephone talks with IOC President Bach, PM Abe spoke to the press and explained that the two have agreed that the Tokyo Olympic Games would not be cancelled, and the games will be held by the summer of 2021,” the tweet read.