Olympics Postponed A First In The Event's 124-Year History


On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the AP that International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has agreed "100 percent" to a proposal that would push the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games to 2021 due to coronavirus concerns. In a phone call with Bach, Abe said that he requested a postponement of about one year to secure an environment in which athletes can perform in their best conditions and the sense of safety and security for the audience. On Sunday, the IOC said it would make a decision on the timing of the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks. If the Olympics are indeed postponed, that would be a first in the event's 124-year history.

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