Youth Olympics Postponed: International Olympics Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced
on Wednesday that the 2022 Youth Olympic Games,
to be held in the Senegalese city of Dakar, were being postponed by four years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
and will now be held in 2026
Youth Olympics Postponed, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the decision was
discussed two days ago in a telephone conversation with Senegal President Macky Sall.
It means Africa will have to wait until 2026 for the continent’s first Olympic hosting duty.
“This was too heavy workload for everybody,
Bach said during an online news conference, citing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics now opening one year later