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U.S., New Zealand join calls for Tokyo Games to be postponed

Reuters Tuesday, 24 March 2020 ()
The United States added its significant weight to calls for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with New Zealand Olympic organizers seeking a swift decision to allow teams to reset and prepare for a delayed event.
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