March 24, 2020 / 12:39 PM / 15 days ago

Tokyo's Koike: Next year's Olympics will still be Tokyo 2020

FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Closing ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 21/08/2016. Performers take part in the closing ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - The name of the delayed Olympics will still be Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Tuesday, adding that the Games would be held by Summer 2021.

Koike mader the comment to reporters after she and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to the head of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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