Tokyo Olympics Get A New Date After Coronavirus Forced Delay

TOKYO, JAPAN, MARCH 27TH 2020 - Am man wearing protective mask stands by the Olympic logo at the new National Stadium built for the 2020 Olympics that have just be posponed to 2021 due to coronavirus outbreak
TOKYO, JAPAN, MARCH 27 2020 - Am man wearing protective mask stands by the Olympic logo at the new National Stadium built for the 2020 Olympics that have just be posponed to 2021 due to coronavirus outbreak- PHOTOGRA... TOKYO, JAPAN, MARCH 27 2020 - Am man wearing protective mask stands by the Olympic logo at the new National Stadium built for the 2020 Olympics that have just be posponed to 2021 due to coronavirus outbreak- PHOTOGRAPH BY Massimo Rumi / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Massimo Rumi/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) MORE LESS

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in July, the same slot scheduled for this year’s games.

Tokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place July 23, 2021. That is almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The rescheduled Olympics will start July 23, with the closing ceremony on Aug. 8. The Paralympics were rescheduled to Aug. 24-Sept. 5.

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