The Tech-Laden Tokyo Olympics Have Been Postponed

March 24, 2020 5 min read This story originally appeared on Endgadget The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally accepted that the summer games in Tokyo can’t go ahead. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, asked Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC, for a delay on the phone earlier today. The coronavirus pandemic meant it was simply impossible to ensure the safety of athletes, organizers and attendees during the event. “I proposed to postpone for about a year and president Bach responded with 100 percent agreement,” Abe told reporters after the call. The games are now expected to take place in summer 2021, around the same time as the rescheduled Euro 2020 soccer tournament. Curiously, they will still be called the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. “In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the […]

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