Tokyo Olympic organizers on track to secure all venues for 2021

Kyodo News

Posted at Jul 08 2020 11:23 PM

Tokyo Olympic organizers on track to secure all venues for 2021 1
People wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, are seen in front of the Giant Olympic rings at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 2020. Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters

TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics are on track to be held using all of the venues originally planned for this summer, before the new coronavirus pandemic caused the 1-year postponement of the games, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

Along with the venues, the competition schedule will be basically maintained along the lines of the one that was set up for the games that were planned to start this month.

The local organizers plan to make a report to the International Olympic Committee on July 17.

The use of event venues had emerged as a potential sticking point for the Olympics, rescheduled to summer of 2021, after IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reached an agreement on their postponement in March.

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