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Next year’s Tokyo Olympics will now officially open on 23 July 2021 – 364 days later than planned – in order to give organisers the “maximum time” needed to prepare after the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision was confirmed by the International Olympic Committee following a conference call between its president, Thomas Bach, and the international sports federations on Monday. Bach gave them one choice of a new date – 23 July to 8 August – before asking the federations for a show of support which was unanimous.
Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/mar/30/tokyo-olympics-to-start-in-july-2021-after-coronavirus-rescheduling under the title “Tokyo Olympics to start in July 2021 after coronavirus rescheduling”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.