The 2020 Summer Olympics, which were postponed last year due to the coronavirus outbreak, will be held in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, between 23 July and 8 August 2021.
While the Tokyo Olympics were planned to be made as a spectator, the concerns about the coronavirus epidemic could not be resolved.
WITHDRAWN NORTH KOREA
This pushed countries to unexpected decisions. North Korea reported withdrawing from Tokyo Olympics.
According to the news of the Kyodo agency, the North Korea Olympic Committee announced that the decision was taken to protect its athletes from the coronavirus epidemic.
“WE DID NOT FORECAST, IT HAPPENED”
The Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee official stated that the decision was welcomed with ‘surprise’ and said, “We did not guess, it happened suddenly.”
In the statement of the South Korean Ministry of Unification, Our government hopes that the Tokyo Olympics will be an opportunity for peace in the Korean Peninsula, as well as to increase harmony and cooperation between the Koreans. >
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un previously announced his wish to send a team to the tournament.