Also agrees with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal to have the Games by next summer at the latest.
United States President Donald Trump has expressed his support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe over the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Over the weekend, the International Olympic Committee said in a press release that it would "step-up its scenario planning" relating to the games, after Australia and Canada both announced they would not send athletes to the games unless they were postponed.
On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announced in a joint statement that the Summer Games would be postponed one year amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
"Continuing to pursue the dream of the Tokyo 2020 Games happening this year does not make sense; postponement is the only logical option", IPC chairman Andrew Parsons said on the committee's website. "I'm excited to get back to racing, looking forward to Tokyo 2021, and wishing everyone a safe 2020"'. "We know they are adaptable and resilient, and they understand that this decision is necessary to ensure a fair field of play and protect the health of both athletes and the wider global".
"We acknowledge this has been a very hard situation for both the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee and we thank them for listening to our athletes and athletes worldwide to provide some certainty".
"We are advancing on our schedule independently of that of Tokyo".
While the delay will alter training plans and derail months of preparation, top American cyclists applauded the decision to reschedule the Summer Games that were scheduled to start July 24.
The Olympic flame will stay in Japan "as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times".
Federation Internationale de Football Association has also contributed $10 million to the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. In comparison, it required only 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000, he said.
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A relevant decree was signed by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud , according to the Saudi Press Agency ( SPA ). Saudi Arabia has stepped up its battle against the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), with a partial curfew which begins today.
The Government is also doubling dole payments as it seeks to cushion the economy from the devastating impact of the pandemic. First-time welfare recipients have been told they can only get a customer reference number by applying in person.
To further promote social distancing amid the pandemic, he follows that change with: " Don't touch me , I won't touch you ". Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline went from being a top 10 hit in 1969 to a staple at sporting events across the country.
It is being said that Iran has also exchanged prisoners with the US, Australia and Germany in recent months. On Friday, Persian New Year's Day, Iran announced an exchange of detainees between Paris and Tehran.
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NZ now has 50 new Covid-19 cases, total 205
Four were confirmed and number of other cases were being treated a potentially community transmission. According to the reports, Ardern warned the citizens that the lockdown will be strictly enforced.
Inmates released on bail to decongest central jail
He stated that he could have to contemplate the choice of releasing a number of prisoners early to "alleviate pressures". While announcing, the Ministry of Justice said: "We have suspended all prison visits in England and Wales for today".
Spain seeking extended state of emergency
The number of registered cases in the country rose to 24,926 on Saturday from 19,980 in the previous tally announced on Friday. He said the military would have a larger role in the pandemic's response and called for more economic help from the EU.
'The Walking Dead' Season 10 finale delayed due to coronavirus
A sad announcement was just made by AMC that the final episode of Season 10 for The Walking Dead has been postponed indefinitely. Dread the Walking Dead , as of now in assembling on its sixth season, has focused on April thirteen to come back to creation.
7.8 magnitude quake near Russia, Japan
The quake hit at a depth of 59km (37 miles), around 1,400km north-east of the Japanese city of Sapporo, USGS added. Officials reported no casualties or damage but said residents of Severo-Kurilsk were taken to higher ground.