clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2020 Olympic Games postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Well, add another one to the list.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 City Views Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is the latest international competition postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a joint statement on Wednesday from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the decision was made to reschedule the event “to a date beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.”

The US women’s national team had already qualified, but the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, originally scheduled for late March in Guadalajara, Mexico, has been postponed with no new date announced.

There is no official statement yet on how the Olympics will run on the men’s side given that it is a U-23 tournament.