TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s Games. “The schedule for the Games is key to preparing for the Games,” Tokyo organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori said. “This will only accelerate our progress.”Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. IOC President Thomas Bach has repeatedly called the Tokyo Olympics the best prepared in history. The run-up to the Olympics also saw IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda, who also headed the Japanese Olympic Committee, forced to resign last year amid a bribery scandal.
Source: Ethiopian News March 31, 2020 02:56 UTC