March 30, 2020 / 9:49 AM / 4 months ago

Japan, IOC agree for next year's Olympic Games to start on July 23, Kyodo says

FILE PHOTO: Tokyo, Japan; Olympic rings monument at Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, Tokyo. On Monday the IOC announced that the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games would be postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Mandatory Credit: Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021 and run until Aug. 8, Kyodo news reported.

The Games were postponed last week due to the deepening coronavirus outbreak.

Reporting by David Dolan; Editing by Toby Chopra

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