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Olympics Will Go On Despite Coronavirus in 2021, IOC Vice President Says

Olympics Will Go On Despite Coronavirus in 2021, IOC Vice President Says

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games won’t be postponed again, IOC Vice President John Coates shared with press.

Despite the IOC President Yoshiro Mori for the Toyko Games saying that the game could be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is still a threat, Mr. Coates is saying the opposite.

“It will take place with or without COVID,” he shared during his interview. “The games will start on July 23 next year. The games were going to be, their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami. Now very much these will be the games that conquered COVID, the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Originally scheduled to take place beginning in July, the 2020 Games were postponed by a year and are set to kick off in summer of 2021.

See the official new dates for the athletic games here…

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