Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

  • Tuesday 31, March 2020 09:29 AM
  • Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year
Sharjah 24 - AFP : The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021.
The announcement comes less than a week after organisers were forced to delay the Games under heavy pressure from athletes and sports federations as the global outbreak worsened.

"The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5," Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori told reporters at a hastily arranged news conference.

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