Olympic games in Tokyo postponed to 2021

although a few days ago, IOC President Thomas Bach took thinking about it 28 days today adopted a new decision. To move Games in 2021.

Certainly to transfer Games in Tokyo was influenced by talks with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. He hesitated a long time, it was set aside, but the circumstances were stronger than the legitimate desires and noble aspirations. Japan is really ready to host the XXXII Olympiad, it has done its job. But the modern world to cope with the onset of the virus can not.

National Olympic committees of several countries – Norway, Canada, Australia … – have already declared that will not send their teams in Tokyo.

Photo: AP / Jae C. Hong IOC confirmed the transfer of the Olympic games in Tokyo for 2021

Now and the IOC moved the Games to the year. Overdue decision. It will protect not only the lives of ten thousands of Olympic athletes from 206 countries, but tens and maybe hundreds of thousands of fans who were going to visit Tokyo.

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the IOC postponed the Olympic games for the First and Second world wars. So in 1916, 1920, 1940 and 1944 not held the summer Games. And in 1940 and in 1944 and winter.