Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021

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TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 25: A police boat passes the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Rings on March 25, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Following yesterday announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021 because of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, IOC officials have said they hope to confirm a new Olympics date ???as soon as possible???. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.

Tokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. That is almost exactly one year after the games were due to start. The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. But the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8.

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