IOC rolls out new Tokyo Summer Olympics dates

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March 31, 2020, 11:38 AM UTC

The new dates were jointly decided by the organising committee and the Japanese government.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced its new dates for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which were postponed earlier this month after the coronavirus outbreak. The Olympics will now take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021.

The organising committee has also announced that it will retain the volunteers for a year who had been offered positions for the 2020 summer Olympics. The article states that the tickets will remain valid, and people who will no longer attend the Olympics will get full refunds.

This piece further states that NBC universal has sold out 90% of its Tokyo Summer Olympic national TV advertising for its television networks in the US. American telecommunications conglomerate, Comcast has also paid $1.45 billion for the US TV rights for the event.

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