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Tokyo 2021 Olympics to continue ‘with or without COVID-19’; students defer OU acceptance

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

The Tokyo Olympic Games will continue next year with or without COVID-19, according to a statement from the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

Originally scheduled to start in July 2020, the Olympic Games were postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus concerns. The IOC said they will not delay the Games beyond 2021. 

“The Games were going to be the theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,” John Coates, IOC vice-president, said, “Now very much these will be the Games that conquered COVID, the light at the end of the tunnel.” 

Though there aren’t many details of the logistics surrounding the Games, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said they wanted to avoid having no spectators, and are pursuing the idea of a “limited” audience. 

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