ROME (AP) -- The 33 sports that make up the Summer Olympic program voted unanimously to delay the Tokyo Games by a full year.
That cleared the way for local organizers and the International Olympic Committee to make the move official. Summer Olympic sports federations president Francesco Ricci Bitti tells The Associated Press, “We were the last to express our view. We’re the ones who have problems with the calendar to deal with. Two minutes after the end of our call, the press release was issued."
The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The new dates are July 23-Aug. 8, a day earlier than they would've been in 2020.