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Tokyo Olympics postponed for ‘up to a year’

1.12pm 24th March 2020 - Coronavirus News

The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have agreed to a one-year postponement of the event because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the International Olympic Committee had agreed to the delay. “I proposed to postpone for about a year and IOC president Thomas Bach responded with 100% agreement,” Abe said.

The 2020 Olympics were set to run from 24 July to 9 August. This is the first time an Olympic Games have been postponed.

The men’s and women’s Olympic golf events were due to take place at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama (pictured above) from July 30 – August 8.


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