March 30, 2020 / 12:28 PM / 2 months ago

Next year's Olympics set for July 23 2021 start, Tokyo games organizers say

FILE PHOTO: The giant Olympic rings are seen through at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park after postponing Games due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID 19), in Tokyo, Japan March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Next year’s Olympic Games have been set to begin on July 23, 2021 and will run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori said on Monday, after he made the decision with the International Olympic Committee.

Mori said the Paralympic Games would run from Aug. 24-Sep. 5.

Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Toby Chopra

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