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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympic organizers secure venues and competition schedule

Games to start from July 2021, but fears over coronavirus infections remain

The International Olympic Committee and organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are waiting until the fall to decide what coronavirus countermeasures they will need to take for the postponed games to take place next July. (Photo by Masayuki Terasawa)

TOKYO -- Exactly a week before the Olympic opening ceremony was to be held, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee announced it has secured all necessary venues for the games, which have been postponed to next year, and confirmed the competition schedule.

Tokyo organizers on Friday told a plenary session of the International Olympic Committee that agreements had been reached with venue operators to use all 43 sites across Japan, including the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, which will be used as a media center. The Harumi Flag complex, where several units had already been sold as condominiums, has also been secured as the Olympic and Paralympic Village.

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