The 2020 Summer Olympics Have Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus
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The Summer Olympics have joined the growing list of coronavirus cancellations. 😔
Thomas Bach, President of The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Abe Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan, recently held a conference call to discuss the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on the Summer Olympics, which were scheduled to begin in Tokyo this July.
With the pandemic “accelerating” in many parts of the world, it was determined that rescheduling the Games would be in the best interest of all participants and the international community at large.
Although there’s no official date yet, the 2020 Summer Olympics will be rescheduled for a time beyond 2020, no later than summer 2021.
Despite the fact that they will no longer be held in 2020, the Games will keep the name “Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” The Olympic flame will remain in Japan as a beacon of hope to the world during these challenging times, serving as a symbolic light at the end of the tunnel.