International Olympic Committee Announces Postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

March 24, 2020, 3:31 p.m. (ET)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that due to the present circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, scheduled to begin this summer, have been postponed to a date beyond 2020, but no later than next summer, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and international community.

“While this decision was extremely difficult for all involved, the health and safety of all athletes who would have taken part in this summer’s Olympics is the top priority,” stated USA Boxing Executive Director Mike McAtee.  “Our 13 boxers were looking forward to punching their tickets to this summer’s Olympic Games, but we will now have the opportunity to continue to improve and better position ourselves to stand atop the podium next year with the hope that all current situations are behind us.”

The IOC has not announced a new date for the Olympic Games, however, it was agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

At this time, no changes to USA Boxing’s selection procedures for the Games has been altered, but continue to check, as well as USA Boxing’s social media accounts to stay up to date on any and all announcements.