2022 Youth Olympics pushed back to 2026

The Youth Olympics in Senegal scheduled for 2022 has been put back to 2026 according to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

Bach explained that the fourth edition of the Youth Games was postponed as a result of the "financial consequences" of the current "global health crisis".

In the meantime the IOC is "fully committed" to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and has "multiple scenarios" for them to take place safely.

The Games should have begun on July 24 but were postponed in March because of COVID-19 and are now due to be held from July 23 to August 8 next year.

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