March 24, 2020 / 12:24 PM / 17 days ago

Japan will hold Olympics by summer 2021 at latest, PM Abe says

FILE PHOTO : Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference on Japan's response to the coronavirus outbreak at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will hold the Summer Olympics Games by the summer of 2021 at latest, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday.

He made the comment in a briefing with reporters following a call with International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach.

Reporting by Sakura Murakami; Writing by David Dolan; editing by Louise Heavens

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