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Olympic countdown clock stopped in its tracks

25 Mar 2020
Japanese people with masks on their faces took commemorative photos in front of the red and white clock in the Tokyo Station plaza, located near the Marunouchi district. (AN photo)
Japanese people with masks on their faces took commemorative photos in front of the red and white clock in the Tokyo Station plaza, located near the Marunouchi district. (AN photo)
The hi-tech clock in Tokyo Station square displays the date and time, but had been showing a countdown to the games scheduled for July 24 before the countdown was stopped Monday. (AN photo)
The hi-tech clock in Tokyo Station square displays the date and time, but had been showing a countdown to the games scheduled for July 24 before the countdown was stopped Monday. (AN photo)
Japanese people with masks on their faces walk past the red and white clock in the Tokyo Station plaza. (AN photo)
Japanese people with masks on their faces walk past the red and white clock in the Tokyo Station plaza. (AN photo)
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Updated 26 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020

Arab News

TOKYO: The countdown to the Olympics was stopped today, March 25, by the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

The hi-tech clock in Tokyo Station square displays the date and time, but had been showing a countdown to the games scheduled for July 24 before the countdown was stopped Monday.

By a decision made by the International Olympic Committee and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting on March 24 in order to preserve the health of participants, the Games have been postponed to a later date in 2021, but will retain the name Tokyo 2020 as indicated by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike.

Japanese people with masks on their faces took commemorative photos in front of the red and white clock in the Tokyo Station plaza, located near the Marunouchi district.

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