Tokyo Olympics officially postponed to 2021
March 24, 2020. CBC reports:
The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.
The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The IOC says the games will be held "not later than summer 2021" but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
"Utter relief. Excitement. Uncertainty. We're in unprecedented times," Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe told CBC Sports. On March 14, she clinched her second Olympic at the Pan American qualifying event in Ottawa. "We'll be more ready than ever in 2021 and wearing the Maple Leaf with more pride than I thought was possible."
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