Olympics Postponed To “No Later Than 2021”


On March 24th, Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee, and Abe Shinzo, the Prime Minister of Japan, held a conference call to discuss the COVID-19 situation. After a “very a friendly and constructive meeting,” it was decided that the 2020 Toyko Olympics must be rescheduled to no later than 2021.

Days before the Olympic Committee announced the 2020 Olympics were postponed, some countries, like Canada and Austrailia, said they were not sending athletes if the games were to go on. The Canadian Olympic Committee stated, “While we recognize the inherent complexities around a postponement, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the world community.” The Austrailian Olympic Committee stated the same thing.

The Olympics isn’t the only major event that has been postponed. Thee UEFA Euros, the European equivalent to the World Cup, was also postponed to 2021.