Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

Tokyo Summer Olympic Games 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee have agreed that the upcoming Tokyo Games “will be held by the summer of 2021.

The International Sports Federations have been united in their support for the decision to move the Olympic Games to 2021 due to the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Here are some of the reactions to the news from across the sporting world.

The 2020 Summer Olympics were originally slated to kick off in Japan’s capital on 24 July 2020, but there has been mounting pressure for organizers to postpone or cancel the Games due to an ongoing pandemic of the novel coronavirus.