05.09.2018, Tokyo, Japan: The logo for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Just two years before the next Games, the organisers presented the state of preparations for the Games to the international media. The ultra-modern Tokyo Bay Zone will be the centre of the summer games. Medals are awarded in 33 sports, plus baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sport climbing and surfing. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa (Photo by Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)
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Update: The Olympics will now take place in 2021!
The 2020 Olympics, which were set to take place in Tokyo this summer, have been postponed in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
International’s Olympic Committee member Dick Pound made the official announcement.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said in a statement. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know, ” he continued.It’s unknown if and when officials will reschedule the games.“We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense,” Pound concluded.
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