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Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori has said some decisions could be made as early as this week when the organizing committee's executive board meets.
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People wearing masks walk past the Olympic rings near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are being threatened by a fast-spreading virus that has shut down most schools, sports competitions and Olympic-related events in Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TOKYO, Japan — Tokyo Olympic organizers are leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. 

More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. 

Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested to local television there may be no major change from 2020. 

The postponed games were to have opened on July 24 and closed on Aug. 9. 

Mori has said some decisions could be made as early as this week when the organizing committee's executive board meets.

Any final decision will be made by local organizers and the IOC, and hundreds of sponsors, sports federations and broadcasters. 

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