Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Asks For Olympics To Be Deferred By A Year

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Asks For Olympics To Be Deferred By A Year
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24 March 2020
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Tokyo: Japan has asked for a one-year postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games over the

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coronavirus pandemic, and the International Olympic Committee has agreed, the country's prime minister said Tuesday.

"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.

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