Olympics organisers in talks to hold opening ceremony on July 23, 2021 - Asahi TV

A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease, walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum, in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - The organisers 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 organising committee said a decision on new dates could come as early as this week.



(Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Toby Chopra)