Tokyo Olympics organizers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported on March 29, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.Given the ongoing pandemic and need for preparation time, the most likely plan would be for the Games to begin on July 23, 2021, public broadcaster NHK said, citing sources within the organizing panel.It came after Tokyo Governor, Yuriko Koike raised the idea on March 27 of moving the event to a less hot and humid time of year.Close She argued that this would make marathons and other races easier to endure, meaning they could be held in the capital instead of in northern Sapporo city, where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had decided to move them. related news Coronavirus pandemic: New Zealand report first death caused by COVID-19 Give them a home away from home! Let this march stop for sake of humanity Tokyo Olympics: Signs indicate summer dates for 2021 Olympic games The Tokyo 2020 team led by Yoshiro Mori is currently discussing possible dates with the IOC, according to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.On March 28, Mori told a Japanese TV station that “some kind of… Read full this story
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