Olympic Federation of Ireland expects Tokyo games to be rescheduled

The Olympic Federation of Ireland say it’s now likely the 2020 games will be rescheduled, following the news that Australia and Canada would be withdrawing their athletes.

On Sunday night, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committee became the first nation to officially withdraw from the games which are due to get under way in July.

Their decision has been backed by Australia, with Olympic Federation of Ireland CEO Peter Sherrard saying a rescheduled games now seems “likely”.

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