IOC Postpones 2020 Olympic Games In Japan

No specific time table has been given to make up the 2020 games. A timetable no later than the summer of 2021 was given from the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo Organizing Committee.

The IOC and Tokyo Organizing Committee released a joint statement on the 2020 games:

In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.

The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present.

Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan. It was also agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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