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33 sports vote unanimously on Olympic dates - The Record Herald
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March 30, 2020 ROME— Despite some early differences of opinion, the 33 sports that make up the Summer Olympic program voted unanimously on Monday to delay the

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Tokyo 2020 To Start On 23 July 2021, the International Olympic Committee Confirms
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March 30, 2020— Tokyo 2020 will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021, the International Olympic Committee have announced. The Olympic Games were scheduled to start on 24 July 2020 but the relentless march of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic meant they were postponed last week for the first time in their history. The IOC said they would take place no later than summer 2021 and there had been some talk of a spring Games but confirmation came on Monday with the dates of the Paralympic Games also announced as running from 24 August until 5 September 2021. The confirmation came following a telecon ...

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IOC Expected To Unveil Dates For Postponed Games In April
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March 27, 2020— Per The Japan Times , the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will set the dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Games in about three weeks’ time. This is in line with the original four weeks that Thomas Bach requested to make a decision earlier this week, before his hand was forced by National Olympic Committees that began to unilaterally withdraw from the Games. According to the report, the Games may be held during the spring months rather than the summer months. Should this happen, it would reduce athletes’ exposure to Tokyo blazing heat during the summer months. Earlier this week, th ...

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IOC President Says Olympic Postponement is Like A 'Huge Jigsaw Puzzle'
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March 25, 2020— The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, has addressed various questions regarding the logistics of the now postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games . These included sponsorship deals and whether or not Canada’s decision to not send a team (if the Games were to go ahead as planned) had anything to do with the IOC’s and Japan’s joint decision. He expressed how “This is like a huge jigsaw puzzle. A Games has never been postponed before so we have no blueprint, but we are nevertheless confident that we can have a wonderful Olympic Games”. ‘Here We Go’ Taskforce Mr. Bach announced that a taskfor ...

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"These Olympic Games Could Finally Be the Celebration of Humanity" (VIDEO)
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March 25, 2020— International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach put out a new video release on Tuesday with a positive message for athletes toward the future. Bach has become a figure of great international attention, receiving criticism for around the world of sports for the handling of the postponing of the Tokyo Olympic Games, with many accusing him of waiting too long to decide to move the 2020 Olympics to 2021. Bach is painting the postponement of the Olympic Games as an opportunity now, as a “light at the end of the tunnel” that is the global coronavirus Pandemic. “Imagine what thi ...

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Olympic Torch Relay Due To Start March 26th Postponed With Move To 2021
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March 25, 2020— Yesterday, March 24th, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Games to the year 2021. Less than 24 hours, the ripple effect of the groundbreaking decision is being felt, as more Olympic-related events are being cancelled or postponed to align with the new timing. Just today, Tokyo 2020 has decided to postpone the Olympic Torch Relay, which was scheduled to start on March 26th. “We will announce revised dates for the Torch Relay after the new schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been ...

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Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed to 2021 Over Coronavirus Pandemic
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March 24, 2020— The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed for one year after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee released a joint statement today confirming the news. The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach , and Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe , reached the decision during a conference call this morning, declaring that a postponement rather than a cancellation was the best course of action. On Sunday, Bach announced that the IOC would take 4 weeks to evaluate options to proceed and make a plan for postponement or holding the Games as planned; however, in the ...

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BREAKING: It’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, Says Japanese Prime Minister

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Joint Statement From the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee | Swimmer's Daily
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March 24, 2020— The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environm…

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BREAKING: It’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, Says Japanese Prime Minister

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Coronavirus live updates: USA Track joins swimming in Olympics postponement efforts
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March 21, 2020— The coronavirus has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300 worldwide. White House Coronavirus Task Force to update public at 12 p.m. Eastern.

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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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USA Track Joins Swimming in Pushing for Olympic Postponement
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March 21, 2020— U.S. Olympic leaders face a growing rebellion after the USA Track and Field chief added to the call for a postponement of the Tokyo Games because of the mushrooming coronavirus crisis.

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