Overseas Network, October 20. On the 19th local time, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe disclosed the story behind the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics in an interview. Abe said that before making a formal decision, he had talked to US President Trump on the phone and reported his idea of a one-year extension, which was approved and praised by Trump.
According to a report from Japan's "Nikkan Sports" on the 20th, on March 24 this year, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee jointly stated that in view of the current epidemic situation, the 32nd Tokyo Olympic Games needs to be rescheduled to after 2020, but no later than 2020. Held on the date of summer 2021. Abe said that he proposed to Bach a one-year postponement plan because he wanted to avoid the suspension of the Olympics, and he did not want to postpone the two years and "crash" the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Before making a formal decision, Abe had a phone call with Trump on March 13. Abe said that he reported to Trump on the phone about the one-year extension plan and obtained the agreement and praise of the other party. Abe also stated that he originally hoped to participate in the Olympics as the prime minister and made this conference a celebration to defeat the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
In October of this year, Abe was appointed as the top honorary consultant of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. He currently serves as the chairman of the Japan Archery Federation. On August 28 this year, Abe resigned as prime minister due to a relapse of an old illness. (Overseas Network Wang Xiluo)