3/30/2020, 2:24 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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IOC confirms new date for Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Monday that the Tokyo Olympics will take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021. The IOC added that the Paralympic Games will take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

"These new dates give the health authorities and all involved in the organisation of the Games the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," the IOC said in a statement.

Last week, the IOC and Japan agreed to postpone the games which were originally scheduled for July 24-August 9, 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

Breaking the News / NP