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Tokyo begins Olympic task

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TOKYO, March 25: Japan set about the unprecedented task of reorganising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday after making the tough decision to postpone the Games by a year as the coronavirus pandemic locks down one third of the planet.

The dramatic step to shift the Olympics, never before seen in peacetime, upends every aspect of the organisation � including venues, security, ticketing and accommodation.

In a move symbolic of the difficulties now facing Tokyo, Olympic countdown clocks in the city switched from displaying the number of days to go, instead simply showing today�s date and the time.

�It�s like taking seven years to build the world�s biggest jigsaw puzzle and, with just one piece to go, having to start again but now with less time to finish,� tweeted Craig Spence, spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee. � AFP

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Tokyo begins Olympic task

TOKYO, March 25: Japan set about the unprecedented task of reorganising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday after making the tough decision to postpone the Games by a year as the coronavirus pandemic locks down one third of the planet.

The dramatic step to shift the Olympics, never before seen in peacetime, upends every aspect of the organisation � including venues, security, ticketing and accommodation.

In a move symbolic of the difficulties now facing Tokyo, Olympic countdown clocks in the city switched from displaying the number of days to go, instead simply showing today�s date and the time.

�It�s like taking seven years to build the world�s biggest jigsaw puzzle and, with just one piece to go, having to start again but now with less time to finish,� tweeted Craig Spence, spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee. � AFP

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