People wear face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus at a Bangkok bus stop in front of an advertisement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed by one year after Abe’s call with IOC chief

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agree to postpone the Games
  • Games must be ‘rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes and everybody involved’
Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
People wear face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus at a Bangkok bus stop in front of an advertisement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP
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