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The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled but people aren't convinced it's going to happen

The Tokyo Olympics have officially been rescheduled for summer of 2021, but many are questioning just how feasible that timeline is.

The Olympics, originally set for this July, have been postponed by one year in response to the ongoing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) and Japanese officials announced the postponement of the games last week and plan to go ahead with the games by next summer.

People aren't completely convinced the pandemic will be over by then and expressed doubt over whether the games will be able to go ahead at all.

There was some question over the status of this year's games, with the IOC saying they were carefully considering postponing them.

Canada took the lead in backing out, citing the safety of its athletes as its primary concern.

Soon after, more calls to push the games to 2021 came until they were officially postponed. But given the current situation, many remain skeptical that an event of that magnitude will happen at all.

The new date of the Olympcics opening ceremony is July 23, and the games would run until August 8; the same dates they would have run this year.

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