The IOC accept a proposal from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reschedule the summer competition
The coronavirus outbreak has obliged the International Olympic Committee to postpone the XXXII Olympic Games. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the IOC explained that Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, IOC president,Thomas Bach, and the members of the Tokyo 2020 organisational committee had undertaken a videoconference, in which they had agreed upon the suspension until a date beyond 2020, but not after the summer of 2021.
The decision to postpone the competition, originally scheduled to get underway on July 24, was made in order to guarantee the safety of athletes and all those involved in the Olympic Games.
Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committeehttps://t.co/XNcaa4Gvx8