IOC reportedly eyeing to host Tokyo Olympics between Wimbledon and US Open



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IOC reportedly eyeing to host Tokyo Olympics between Wimbledon and US Open

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is reportedly eyeing to host the Tokyo Olympics next year between Wimbledon and the US Open, per Japanese newspaper Yomiuri. Earlier this week, the IOC postponed the Tokyo Olympics for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tokyo Olympics were initially scheduled to be held this year from July 24 - August 9. "Considering the current situation, in regards to the Tokyo Games, as the host nation, in order to ensure that athletes from all over the world are able to compete in their best condition, and also in order to ensure the utmost safety for the spectators, I have asked him to consider postponing the games by about a year,” Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Tuesday, per NBC News.

Meanwhile, the IOC said in a joint statement with the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee: "The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present."

Now, the reports have surfaced in Japan that the IOC is targeting a similar window to its original date. "We want to more or less finalize the dates in four weeks’ time,” Coordination Commission chief for Tokyo John Coates reportedly told Yomiuri, as revealed on Tennis.com.

A couple of days ago, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic said he was "sad" because the Tokyo Olympics got postponed but added the "right decision" was made.