Tokyo Olympic Games postponed

File: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said there is "absolutely no" chance of postponing the Games beyond their rescheduled 2021 opening.

File: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said there is "absolutely no" chance of postponing the Games beyond their rescheduled 2021 opening.

AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Olympic Games set to take place in Tokyo, Japan has been postponed.

The showpiece has been moved to July 2021.

Japan's prime minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year on Tuesday in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

"I proposed to postpone for about a year and president Bach responded with 100 percent agreement," Shinzo Abe told reporters referring to Thomas Bach, head of the IOC.

Additional reporting AFP

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