It was an open secret and has been confirmed.

The Olympics are suspended until the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus is reduced and athletes can resume their high-performance training.

This was decided by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach in a telephone conversation they had on Tuesday, March 24.

The IOC, in a statement, assures that "in the current circumstances", they have determined that "the Games of the XXXII Tokyo Olympiad will be postponed to a date after 2020 and no later than the summer of 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes"

"We have decided to keep the original name of Tokyo 2020," said the chairman of the organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori.

Olympic and Paralympic Games Minister Seiko Hashimoto said they want to make sure "the Olympics will be a victory against the coronavirus."

Presumably the appointment will be in the summer of 2021 although the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be kept as the nomenclature of the event.

This expected impasse will be very beneficial for Spanish athletes and athletes who will be able to resume their preparation when the state of alarm declared in Spain due to the pandemic caused by the covid-19 ends.

First of all we wish that in a few weeks we can say that we are overcoming victories against the coronavirus.

Our best wishes to all the Spanish people.

A lot of strength and perseverance to overcome this battle in which we all contribute our grain of sand to overcome it.

Sources:

https://www.rtve.es/noticias/20200324/juegos-olimpicos-tokio-2020-se-aplazan-2021-coronavirus/2010687.shtml

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