Summer 2020 Olympics officially canceled

The games have not been postponed since 1940 and 1944 due to World War II.
1:06 | 03/25/20

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The twenty Tony Summer Olympics now the latest major sports cancellation caused by the global Kobe in nineteen pandemic so. Let's take a look by the numbers the summer of 20/20 one that's when the 20/20 Summer Olympics will now be held in Tokyo after Japanese officials and the International Olympic Committee. Announced today the games would be postponed some 111000 athletes from more than 200 countries were expected to compete in the summer games but the global pandemic. Halted training and would likely make travel in the coming months virtually impossible. And after two nations. Canada and Australia announced that they would not send their athletes in Tokyo if the games went on followed by the US swimming and track and field teams camp calling for postponement. The writing on it was on the wall for a delay the Olympics have not been postponed in recent years. But they weren't asked canceled in 1944 as well as 1940 due to World War II. With a 1940 games originally scheduled for Tokyo has well Japan has reportedly spent more than twelve billion dollars to organize this year's Olympics. Pain of postponing it will likely be a costly move but hopefully the games will indeed go on next summer. Without a hitch.

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