For the primary time in 124 years of historical past, the Olympic Games are being postponed. Because of the corona virus pandemic, the world’s largest sporting occasion will solely happen in Japan subsequent 12 months. This was introduced by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday after a teleconference in which the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the German Thomas Bach, additionally took half. “First of all, I discussed with the IOC President Bach that the Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics will not be canceled. Furthermore, if you look at the current situation and want the athletes to compete in the best possible environment, I have asked to think about whether the Olympics can be postponed for about a year. Also to ensure safety for the spectators. ” Bach had “100 percent” agreed to his proposal to postpone the summer season video games by one 12 months, mentioned Abe. The IOC instantly convened a particular session. Recently the strain on the host nation and the IOC to postpone the summer season video games had grown. Some nations, reminiscent of Australia and Canada, had already canceled this 12 months as a result of danger of contagion. Organizers of different sports activities competitions such because the European Football Championship had been faster with their selections. The IOC performed for a very long time to see whether or not the corona virus may nonetheless be contained. But in view of the truth that virtually 380,000 individuals are contaminated worldwide and greater than 16,500 useless, this perspective solely brought on resentment.