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Summerside wrestler Ligrit Sadiku was training for his first Olympic Games

Summerside wrestler Ligrit Sadiku was training for his first Olympic Games

Also agrees with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal to have the Games by next summer at the latest.

The Games were put back to 2021 on Tuesday after the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organisers were warned by the World Health Organisation that the spread of coronavirus was accelerating across the planet.

Li Jinsong, deputy director of China's Shooting and Archery Management Center, told Xinhua on Wednesday that the rescheduling of the Tokyo 2020, announced by the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organizers Tuesday, will not only affect their build-up to the Olympics but also preparations for China's National Games.

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In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, both Canadian Olympic committees thanked IOC President Thomas Bach, Prime Minister Abe and the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee for the decision, saying it "continues to show their commitment to safeguarding the health and safety of athletes and the world community".

"I guess these postponed Olympic Games will need sacrifices, will need compromises by all stakeholders", he added.

With the Games moving back to next year, there is an increased likelihood that the world championships for athletics and swimming will switch from 2021 to 2022 in the knock-on effect. "Well, honestly, I'm not as excited as I was when I first got the tickets", Mr. Masaki said. "But I am confident we can put a lovely jigsaw puzzle together and have a wonderful Olympic Games", he said. According to some estimates, the rearrangement of the Games will reduce the growth of Japan's GDP by 1.4 percent.

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The only times the Olympics have been cancelled were during World War One and World War Two. "Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan".

A 3D printed Olympics logo is seen in front of displayed "Tokyo 2021" words in this illustration taken March 24, 2020.

"It's the Olympic Village (where) the heart of the Games is usually beating".

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"We have to find the best possible situation under the circumstances that we are living in".

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