Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23, 2020, to Aug 8, 2021, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. The Paralympics will be held from Aug 24 to Sept 5. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were due to open on July 24 and run for 16 days. This is the first peace-time postponement of the Games.

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