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Tokyo Olympics organizers think of July 2021 for opening ceremony

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29-03-2020, 11:56

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, will likely open on July 23, 2021, BAKU.NEWS says citing New York Times. 

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday agreed to postpone the Games to 2021 but left the new date in question.

The IOC will convene an emergency meeting of its decision-making executive board on Sunday to discuss the decision.

The decision to pick an almost identical date to this year’s event is not particularly surprising, given the challenges to squeeze the Olympics in an already packed sporting calendar. It also is the best time for the U.S. broadcaster, NBC Universal, which pays more than $1 billion for the U.S. media rights to each Olympic Games.

The 2020 Summer Games had been scheduled for July 24 – August 9.