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Repercussions of Tokyo Olympic postponement

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Repercussions of Tokyo Olympic postponement

Japan and the International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games by about a year. Many see the move as inevitable, as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world. But stakeholders throughout Japan are scrambling to deal with the repercussions.

The need to cancel in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is paramount, and Olympic organizers in Japan are hoping to see the next year make for an even bigger, better Olympic games in 2021.