Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s Games.

Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start.

Last week, the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics and Paralympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s Games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. But the nearly exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8. The Paralympics will run Aug. 24-Sept. 5.