TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe introduced right here on Tuesday that Japan and the Worldwide Olympic Committee have agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Video games by one yr.
Abe made the announcement after a teleconference with IOC chief Thomas Bach, placing an finish to 2 months hypothesis of the way forward for the Video games because the outbreak of coronavirus in late January.
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“I proposed to Mr Bach that we postpone the Olympic Games for a year. He 100 per cent agrees with me,” Abe mentioned in an announcement.
Additionally attending the teleconference had been Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, Japan’s Chief Cupboard Secretary Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee President Yoshiro Mori and Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto.