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Here’s New Start Date for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS – The much-awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

The spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus has caused lots of major events to be canceled. Thousands of people have died after getting infected with the virus from Wuhan City, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) formally declared it a pandemic.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is supposed to open on July 24, 2020, but it was canceled due to COVID-19. Japan expected 600,000 tourists from around the world and it would affect the government’s COVID-19 fight if they will pursue the games. Japan is one of the countries that have taken drastic measures to control the spread of the virus.

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is now officially rescheduled. Based on a report from CNET, the President of the International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons said the Paralympic Games and Olympics games now take place in the same year.

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According to the report, the Olympic Games games are now scheduled on July 23, 2021, and close on August 8 while the Paralympic Games will be on August 24, 2021, until September 5, 2021.

“It is fantastic news that we could find new dates so quickly for the Tokyo 2020 Game… The new dates provide certainty for the athletes, reassurance for the stakeholders and something to look forward to for the whole world…”

“When the Paralympic Games do take place in Tokyo next year, they will be an extra-special display of humanity uniting as one, a global celebration of human resilience and a sensational showcase of sport,” he added.

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Based on the report, the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe previously announced on social media that the Olympics would take place in 2021 to protect the health of the participants.

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