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Sport Delayed Tokyo Olympics likely to open in July 2021 - media

10:20  29 march  2020
10:20  29 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organizers are in final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo The Tokyo event, postponed last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, will most likely have its opening ceremony in 2021 on July 23 and closing

TOKYO , March 29 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers are in final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo Games in July next year, Japanese media said. The Tokyo event, postponed last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, will most likely

a bridge over a body of water: The Olympic rings are pictured at dusk through a steel fence, at the waterfront area of the Odaiba Marine Park, after the postponing of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID 19), in Tokyo © Reuters/ISSEI KATO The Olympic rings are pictured at dusk through a steel fence, at the waterfront area of the Odaiba Marine Park, after the postponing of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID 19), in Tokyo

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers are in final stages of talks to set the opening date for the Tokyo Games in July next year, Japanese media said.

The Tokyo event, postponed last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, will most likely have its opening ceremony in 2021 on July 23 and closing ceremony on Aug. 8, each a day earlier on the calendar than the original 2020 plan, said public broadcaster NHK on Sunday, citing unnamed sources.

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TOKYO —Organizers of the summer Olympics in Tokyo are in the final stages of settling on a July 2021 start to the Games, several major Japanese news Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed last week the Games would be delayed by

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed to 2021 , as announced by the Prime Minister of Japan on Tuesday. For now, the prospective timetable has been announced as “about a year” after the original schedule, which means we can hope to watch Olympic golf sometime around July of 2021 .

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a delay of about one year on Tuesday after a call with IOC President Thomas Bach. It is the first postponement in the 124-year history of the modern Olympics, although several - including the 1940 Tokyo Games - were cancelled due to war.

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KAZINFORM July 2021 has emerged as the most likely time frame for the start of the Tokyo Olympics , a source in the Earlier in the day, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori said the task force would most likely settle on a summer start time

The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that the games would be postponed until at least 2021 after officials could no longer ignore the realities of the viral respiratory disease. The decision also came after an outpouring of concerns voiced by athletes and officials from other countries stating

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The delay is a huge blow to Japan, which has invested $12 billion in the run-up, although financial markets initially cheered by the decision, as some investors had anticipated cancellation.

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday the government, now compiling economic-stimulus measures that Abe said will be the biggest ever, will take into account that the Olympic delay will push back several trillions of yen (tens of billions of dollars) of demand to next year.

"If demand is being pushed back until next year, that means the same amount of demand will evaporate this year. We'll take this into account" in compiling the stimulus package, Nishimura told a television programme.

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Two sumo tournaments scheduled for later this year have been postponed, the Japan Sumo Association said Friday, the latest sporting events to fall victim to the coronavirus spreading in Japan. The next sumo "basho" or tournament, scheduled to open on May 10 in Tokyo -- host city of the next Olympics, which have been postponed to 2021 -- will be delayed by two weeks, the JSA said. The July basho suffered the same fate.

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