The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed.
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today that the games would be moved, likely to 2021.
“On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” he told USA Today.
“The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.”
Exclusive: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed, likely to 2021, veteran IOC member Dick Pound says.
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“It will come in stages,” he added.
“We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense.”
The news comes after Australia and Canada announced that they would be withdrawing from the 2020 Games.