The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Organizing Committee of Tokyo 2020 announced that there are already new dates to carry out the Postponed Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.
By means of a press release, the parties involved reported that they made a decision through a conference call based on three main points:
1) To protect the health of athletes and all involved and to support the containment of the Covid-19 virus; 2) Safeguard the interests of athletes and Olympic sport, and 3) The global international sports calendar.
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In this way, both the health authorities and organizers they will have as much time as possible to re-establish the event.
The new dates, from July 24 to August 9, 2021 and Paralympic Games: from August 25 to September 6, 2021, have the additional benefit that any interruption that the postponement could cause international sports calendar would be minimal.
The Japanese government also pledged to be ready to fulfill its responsibility as an organizer, while the president of the International Paralympic Committee said:
The new dates provide certainty for athletes, peace of mind for stakeholders, and hope for everyone.
All athletes and managers with coronavirus in the world (Source: Referee)