Thomas Bach, resident of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), takes part in an interview after he decided to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to postponement of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Denis Balibouse / Keystone via AP / Pool)
Olympic champion Thomas Bach says "all options are on the table" to find a new date for the postponed games in Tokyo.
Tokyo 2020 was the first peacetime Olympics postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee announced the unprecedented decision on Tuesday and announced no specific new date. It was only "after 2020, but not later than in summer 2021".
On Wednesday, IOC President Bach said in a conference call: “This is not limited to the summer months.
"All options are on the table, including summer 2021."
The World Athletics Championships said on Monday that it was ready to postpone its World Championship in 2021 to accommodate a newly scheduled game.
The World Championships are scheduled for August 6-15 next year in Eugene, Oregon.
And the International Swimming Federation said on Tuesday that it was open to postpone next year's World Championships to fit in the newly planned four-year sporting extravaganza.
The swimming worlds are to take place between July 16 and August 1 of next year in Fukuoka, Japan.
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