27 Mar 2020
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) thanks the leaders of the G20 for their strong support for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
In an extraordinary statement published on Thursday by the G20 Leaders’ Summit, they said: “We value the efforts to safeguard our people’s health through the postponement of major public events, in particular the decision by the International Olympic Committee to reschedule the Olympic Games to a date no later than summer 2021. We commend Japan’s determination to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in their complete form as a symbol of human resilience.”
IOC President Thomas Bach commented: “It is a great encouragement for Japan and the IOC, and their joint commitment to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, to have this significant support of the world’s leaders by a joint G20 statement. Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”