Olympics organizers in talks to hold opening ceremony on July 23, 2021 —Asahi TV

March 30, 2020 - 5:47 PM
Giant Olympic rings are seen at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2020, after the announcement of the Games' postponement to 2021, due to outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Reuters/Issei Kato/File Photo)

TOKYO— The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in final-stage discussions to hold the opening ceremony for the rescheduled Games on July 23, 2021, Japan’s Asahi TV reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.

The International Olympics Committee last week postponed the Games which were scheduled to begin in July, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier on Monday, the head of the organizing committee said a decision on new dates could come as early as this week.

—Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Toby Chopra