Abe will call Bach to extend the Tokyo Olympics by at least one year

 Abe will call Bach to extend the Tokyo Olympics by at least one year

Tuyuan / Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold telephone talks with IOC President Bach later on the 24th local time. Due to the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, the two sides will discuss the extension of the Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

According to Kyodo News Agency on the 24th, Japanese government officials said Abe wants the Olympics to be postponed for up to one year. Abe will convey his views to Bach and say the extension is a must.

The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is spreading all over the world. The Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to open in July 24th, can be held as scheduled. The International Olympic Committee held a meeting on the 22nd and reached a consensus that it would not cancel this years Tokyo Olympic Games. It also announced that it would discuss several plans, including the postponement of the games, and plan to make a decision within four weeks.

Earlier, Asahi Shimbun reported that the 1916 Berlin Olympics, 1940 Tokyo Olympics and 1944 London Olympics were all suspended due to war, but the Olympics had never been suspended due to infectious diseases. Once the Tokyo Olympic Games are postponed, it will be the first time in the history of the Olympic Games.

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