By Peter Brennan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC president Thomas Bach, Japan’s NHK public television reported today.

Abe said a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe held telephone talks with Bach after the IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.