nb游戏平台

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until next year. Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have officially been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced Tuesday morning in a .

nb游戏平台The exact dates for the rescheduled event haven’t yet been determined. Tuesday’s announcement indicated that the Olympics will happen at “a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021.” Given that these are the Summer Games, pushing them back by about a full year seems like the most probable outcome. They were previously scheduled to begin on July 24, 2020.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he had asked IOC president Thomas Bach for a one-year delay and he agreed “100%,” per . The formal announcement comes less than 24 hours after IOC member Dick Pound that the Tokyo Games would be postponed.

nb游戏平台As noted in The New York Times report and in a story by , postponing the 2020 Olympics will be a massive undertaking with a series of logistical challenges, including adjusting TV broadcasting deals, working around world championship events in certain sports, and dealing with venue and hotel availability.

It remains to be seen how the postponement will affect the basketball portion of the Olympics. It’s safe to say that the qualifying tournaments scheduled to take place this June to determine the last four teams in the men’s tournament will also be pushed back. But with the new dates undetermined and the calendars for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 NBA seasons also up in the air, there’s no guarantee that NBA players will be free to participate in those qualifying tournaments — or even in the Olympics themselves.

This article first appeared on and was syndicated with permission.


  COMMENTS

The Morning Bark Newsletter. Emailed daily.

nb游戏平台 You'll receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams.

nb游戏平台Emailed daily. Always FREE!

MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Can you name every event in the 2016 Olympics?
SCORE:
0/40
TIME:
8:00
A
Archery
AG
Artistic Gymnastics
A
Athletics
B
Badminton
B
Basketball
BV
Beach Volleyball
B
Boxing
CS
Canoe Slalom
CS
Caneo Sprint
CB
Cycling BMX
CMB
Cycling Mountain Bike
CR
Cycling Road
CT
Cycling Track
D
Diving
E
Equestrian
F
Fencing
F
Football
G
Golf
H
Handball
H
Field Hockey
J
Judo
MS
Marathon Swimming
MP
Modern Pentathalon
RG
Rhythmic Gymnastics
R
Rowing
RS
Rugby Sevens
S
Sailing
S
Shooting
S
Swimming
S
Soccer
SS
Synchronised Swimming
TT
Table Tennis
TKD
Tae Kwon Do
T
Tennis
TG
Trampoline Gymnatics
T
Triathalon
V
Volleyball
WP
Water Polo
WL
Weight Lifting
W
Wrestling

Customize Your Newsletter

+

nb游戏平台Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!