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Delayed Olympics Will Still Be Called "Tokyo 2020", Says Governor

Updated: 24 March 2020 19:02 IST

The postponed Olympics will retain the name "Tokyo 2020" despite being held next year, the city's governor said on Tuesday.

Delayed Olympics Will Still Be Called "Tokyo 2020", Says Governor
Japan PM Shinzo Abe and IOC chief agreed to postpone Tokyo Olympics by a year. © AFP

The postponed Olympics will retain the name "Tokyo 2020" despite being held next year, the city's governor said on Tuesday. "The name will remain Tokyo 2020," Yuriko Koike told reporters after Japan's prime minister said he agreed a year's delay with the head of the International Olympic Committee because of the coronavirus pandemic. "First, no cancellation has been confirmed. It's clear. And a goal -- by summer in 2021 -- has become concrete. It's also a very concrete guide for athletes as well. I think it's a big thing." Koike said.

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  • The postponed Olympics will retain the name "Tokyo 2020"
  • Tokyo's governor confirmed the news on Tuesday
  • Japan's PM Shinzo Abe and IOC chief agreed to postpone games by a year
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