The Olympic men's football tournament is restricted to under-23 players.
U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the global Olympic panel, a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday, citing comments made to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a telephone call.More news: Britney Spears wants people to ‘strike’ and ‘redistribute wealth’
He said that they are facing the daunting task of reworking the preparations of the last seven years in about six months, and snap decisions are required.
Asked whether he had considered resigning over criticism that the committee had taken too long to reach its conclusion about delaying the Games, Bach answered: "No". Tokyo 2020 would mark the first time for the Olympics to be postponed, but there's still a sliver of hope that they won't turn into the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, as during their conference Abe and Bach shared their commitment to holding the event in the summer of next year at the latest.More news: Coronavirus: Obama joins Stephen Curry's talk with Dr. Fauci
Samsung is supporting the IOC's decision to postpone the Olympics until next year and has confirmed that it will work closely with the organizers 'to ensure a safe and memorable Olympic Games'.
After much pressure from overseas governments and sporting organizations, the International Olympic Committee, in agreement with the Japanese government, finally came to the decision to postpone the Games until the summer of 2021 at the latest.More news: Courteney Cox ‘barely remembers’ being in Friends
A number of the IOC's TOP sponsorship contracts are set to expire at the end of 2020, including those with General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Dow, and their status had been thrown into doubt by the decision to delay the Games amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.