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Tokyo 2020 welcomes the postponement of the olympic truce in their olympic games

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Tokyo, 7 jul (EFE).- The organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which will take place in the summer of 2021 after being postponed by the pandemic coronavirus, welcomed today the postponement of the olympic truce adopted for the appointment.
The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution initially in December 2019 for the truce will be observed this year, but has agreed to postpone the dates to the corresponding period in 2021 in line with the delay of the appointment, said Tuesday Tokyo 2020.
The olympic truce will cover now, of July 16, 2021, seven days before the opening ceremony of the OLYMPIC.OO., scheduled for the 23 of July of next year, the 12th September, seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games.
“Inspired by the adoption of this resolution, up-to-date, we will do everything possible to take advantage of the valuable opportunity to present the Games of Tokyo 2020 to help build a peaceful and better world through sport”, said the chairman of the organizing committee of Tokyo 2020, Yoshiro Mori, in a press release.
Mori also referred to the difficulties that have emerged from the pandemic of COVID-19 at the global level and called for using “the power of sport to unite people from all over the world.”
The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, also welcomed the decision, which he described as “a great sign of confidence that these Olympic Games will be the light at the end of the dark tunnel that is passing through humanity.”

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