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2020 Summer Olympics In Japan Are Officially Postponed Until 2021

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan have been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reached a deal for the Olympics to be pushed back to 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic, according to CNN early Tuesday morning. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The move comes shortly after word spread that the IOC was looking at all scenarios.

 

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We all knew it was coming, but it still sucks to hear. I told you all to start mentally preparing for no Olympics this summer.

Now, we officially have word that the games won’t be happening as scheduled. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s the reality we’re now living in.

Coronavirus has just decimated sports to a level that I didn’t even think was possible.

Luckily, the games are just postponed. They’re not officially canceled. That’s a big difference for the time being.

Of course, who the hell knows what happens if this coronavirus pandemic continues. I didn’t think March Madness would be canceled in a million years, and we all know how that played out.

 

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Hopefully, in 2021 we’re having a ball watching the USA dominate in Japan. It’ll be heartbreaking if the games don’t happen at all.