International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the suspension of the Olympics by next year in view of the situation caused by the Corona virus worldwide.
According to a statement issued by the International Olympic Committee, IOC President Thomas Beach, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Hashimoto, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and other top officials including the Cod-19 and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Attended the meeting with regard to
The meeting reviewed the situation caused by the Coronavirus and discussed the difficulties athletes face in preparing for competitions.
According to the statement, IOC President Thomas Bach and the Japanese Prime Minister expressed concern over the outbreak of the global outbreak, which threatened not only the lives of the people but also the preparation of international athletes for the Games. Has also had an impact.
The meeting said the meeting was held in a very friendly environment and both leaders appreciated the work of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and praised Japan's actions against the Coronavirus.
The two leaders said the unexpected and unusual outbreak of the Coronavirus has worsened the world.
He said yesterday that the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Gabrios had said that the outbreak of COD-19 was spreading and the number of victims was increasing.
The International Olympic Committee said in its statement that given the information received from the World Health Organization and the latest situation, the President of the IOC and the Prime Minister of Japan decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympic schedule by the end of 2020.
He made it clear that the postponement would not proceed beyond the winter of 2021, and that the decision was taken to protect the health of every member of the athletics and sports and the global community.
According to the statement, the two leaders agreed that in this period of crisis, the Tokyo Olympics will remain as a ray of hope for the world and the Olympic torch will continue to shine.
The president of the IOC and the Prime Minister of Japan agreed to keep the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the name of the competition.
It is thought that Canada had announced its withdrawal from the Olympic Games due to the Coronavirus on Saturday, which put the tournament in jeopardy.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had been saying for several weeks that the games would be held on schedule, but after Canada's decision, flexibility in his position had begun to appear and a regular decision was now made.
Remember that in the days of peace the Olympics were never postponed or canceled, while the 1940 Olympics, which were postponed due to World War II, were also scheduled to be held in Tokyo by accident.
The Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, where more than 3,000 deaths were reported in China alone.