Olympics organizers in talks to hold opening ceremony on July 23, 2021: Asahi TV

Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Chief Executive Officer, attends a news conference after Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting, during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool – RC28UF9NXX9V

TOKYO (Reuters) – The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in final-stage discussions to hold the opening ceremony for the rescheduled Games on July 23, 2021, Japan’s Asahi TV reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.

The International Olympics Committee last week postponed the Games which were scheduled to begin in July, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier on Monday, the head of the organizing committee said a decision on new dates could come as early as this week.

Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Toby Chopra

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