IOC announce Tokyo Olympics postponement

What you need to know:

  • The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a historic joint decision was taken for the first postponement of an Olympics in peacetime.
  • Abe had earlier said Bach was in "100 percent agreement" when Japan asked the IOC to push back the Games.

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