THE Tokyo Olympics will take place between July 23 and August 8 next year.

The International Olympic Committee confirmed the news on Monday, which followed a meeting of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.

A decision to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games was taken last week by the IOC and the Japanese government because of the accelerating threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gymnast Max Whitlock - who trains at the South Essex Gymnastics Club in Basildon - will be heading to the Games looking to defend his titles on the pommel horse and floor.