Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced the postponement of the The Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Abe said Japan and the International Olympic Committee came to an agreement during a phone call with the head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, following growing calls for the games to be delayed or canceled because of the concerns around coronavirus pandemic.
Abe said it was agreed that the games would not be cancelled but rather, it will be held by the summer of 2021.
The Olympics is the biggest event yet to be affected by the growing global pandemic. The Olympics was set to run from July 24 through Aug. 9, and the Paralympics from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.