Coronavirus: Japan, IOC agree to postpone 2020 Olympics
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Nigeria, March 24 -- The back and forth concerning the 2020 Olympic Games has finally been rested following the confirmation on Tuesday by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach, that an agreement has been reached to postpone Tokyo Games by about one year.
CNN reports Abe and Bach agreed that the latest date the Olympics will be held is summer 2021.
The IOC has been facing mounting pressure to delay the Games, which were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The Olympics have never been rescheduled in peacetime. In 1916, 1940 and 1944, the Games were canceled because of world wars.
There has been growing oppositi...
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