The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach. Abe felt that postponing the games was the most appropriate response to the..
International Olympic Commitee President Thomas Bach has said the decision to postpone the Olympics was "very hard to take" and hasn't ruled out the new dates for the Tokyo games being in the spring of 2021. Adam Reed reports.
Athletes, national associations and sporting federations from around the world reacted with relief, sadness and mainly goodwill to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday (March 24) because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike expressed a sense of relief on Wednesday after the announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed. On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee said that Japanese Prime..
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Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll welcomes the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics and says that any Australian athletes that had qualified for the Games will be guaranteed a place when they are rescheduled in 2021.
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the last international sporting showpiece still standing this year. Adam Reed reports.
The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound said on Monday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Canada and Australia Won't Send
Athletes to 2020 Olympics Olympic committees from both countries
released statements regarding the
upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Canadian Olympic Committee, via statement Australian Olympic Committee, via..
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Michael Payne, former IOC marketing director, says the Olympics need to be postponed until 2021, but adds that if they are held after the threat of coronavirus has passed, they could be "the greatest Olympics ever".
Four-time Olympic rowing champion Matthew Pinsent called for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be cancelled. He called the International Olympic Committee “tone deaf” for continuing the Games despite the coronavirus outbreak. According to Reuters, the..
Olympics chief Thomas Bach said on Friday athletes were being encouraged to continue their preparations for Tokyo 2020, despite the new coronavirus pandemic. Bach, the president of the International Olympics Committee, said it was fully committed to..
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Japan’s Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned.
The announcement comes as the coronavirus outbreak has spread to new parts of the country.
Seiko Hashimoto said in Parliament on Thursday;..
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach emphasises that preparations for Tokyo 2020 continue despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak. He says that the IOC are not "speculating on any kind of future developments" but..
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