International Olympic Committee Announces Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games Postponed to July 24, 2021
By Fox News // March 30, 2020
July 24, 2021 - August 8, 2021
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TOKYO, JAPAN (FOX NEWS) – The International Olympic Committee announced the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics after the 2020 Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The IOC said Monday the Tokyo Olympics will begin July 24, 2021, and end Aug. 8, 2021, and the Paralympics will begin Aug. 24, 2021, and end Sept. 5, 2021.
“I want to thank the International Federations for their unanimous support and the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees for the great partnership and their support in the consultation process over the last few days,” IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.
“I would also like to thank the IOC Athletes’ Commission, with whom we have been in constant contact. With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge. Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”
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