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Coronavirus: 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics games suspended


The 2020 Olympic and Paralympics games have been suspended until 2021 due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

The Olympic games were scheduled to begin on 24th July and end on 9th August 2020 while the Paralympic Games had been scheduled for August 25th- September, 6th 2020  in Tokyo, Japan

But after a meeting between the organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the two parties agreed to delay the games until in the middle of 2021at the earliest.

Tokyo last hosted the games in 1964 after having the 1940 summer games cancelled because of World War II

The 1913 (Berlin) and 1944 (London) Olympics games were also canceled due to unrest caused by World War I and II respectively.

The games will still be called Tokyo 2020 despite the fact that they will held in 2021.

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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