Tokyo Olympics 2020 might be posponded to 2021 by the International Olympic Committee

Smrithi Mohan
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The International Olympic Committee is considering postponing the Tokyo Olympics 2020 to next year in 2021 following the recent Coronavirus pandemic.

One of the biggest sports events, the Olympics which was to be held in Tokyo this year is been considered to be postponed to 2021. The International Olympics Committee declared that considering the number of cases that are being reported due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and the consistent pressure that the organization received from the participant countries of Tokyo Olympics 2020 to withdraw the same, has led to the decision.

Earlier Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic Committees and Australian Olympic Committee reported that they will not be sending their athletes to be part of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 if it is held this summer. The IOC said that it will take consultation with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, Japanese authorities and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and detailed assessment of health world-wide. Although the possible date is not mentioned, the committee made it clear that the event will not be cancelled.

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The four week period will decide whether The Olympics will be postponed to 2021 or not amidst the pandemic that the world is facing right now.

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