2020 Summer Olympics
The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again.
The nation is also blocked from bidding to host major sporting events for two years.
The postponed Olympics are scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, and are set to include the full complement of 11,000 athletes. The Paralympics will add 4,400 more.
The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month, Japanese officials postponed the 2020 Olympics an entire year due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Summer Games in Tokyo because of the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Olympic officials reached the decision out of concern for the global spread of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic will delay the Tokyo Games, a member of the International Olympic Committee told USA Today.
Greek officials say that because of COVID-19, the lighting for the Tokyo games will go on without the thousands of spectators who usually attend.
The event could be held later in the year instead of July 24, Japan’s Olympic minister said Tuesday.