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Summer Olympics in Japan Postponed Until Next Year

Summer Olympics in Japan Postponed Until Next Year 2The decision came after weeks of delay and mounting criticism.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Tuesday that the Summer Olympics set to be held in Tokyo in July will be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came after weeks of delay and mounting criticism of the International Olympic Committee for its refusal to postpone or cancel what is the world’s largest sporting event even as the global community hunkered down to grapple with the spread of the coronavirus. “In light of the current conditions and for all the athletes, we made a proposal of a postponement of about a year, to hold them securely and safely,” Abe said Tuesday.

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