International Olympic Committee (IOC) has postponed the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games following the global crisis due to widely-spread coronavirus.
In a video conference headed by IOC’s chief Thomas Bach and Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, it was decided that the Olympics 2020 will be held no later than 2021. Both the representatives were agreed to shift the mega event following the current situation across the world.
The extravaganza was scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo. The flame lighting ceremony had already been canceled as the games were likely to be postponed.
It is pertinent to mention here that Great Britain, Australia, and Canada had refused to send their teams for participation in the event due to the current global crisis. Several other countries also asked IOC to shift the game.