The Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020 will postpose

TOKYO CONFIRMED IT

OFFICIAL: The Olympic Games will be from July 23 to August 8, 2021

Published:30/03/2020 - 16:40h

Updated:30/03/2020 - 16:40h

Yoshiro Mori, president of the committee organiser, announced in a press conference the definite dates for the Olympic games, that will be of 23 July to 8 August 2021

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The growth of contagions largely of the countries of the world, with the main focus in Italy and Spain, has caused that the International Olympic Committee (COI) see forced to take decisions that did not expect in the last weeks. The Olympic games of Tokyo 2020, programmed to celebrate during this summer of 2020 will postpone , as well as the Paralímpicos.

Both already have definite dates. The Olympic games of Tokyo (planned of 24 July to 9 August 2020) will begin on 23 July 2021 and will finish on 8 August, whereas the Paralímpicos (planned of 25 August to 6 September 2020) will begin on 24 August 2021 and will close on 5 September.

The new calendar was announced in a press conference by Yoshiro Mori, president of the committee organiser, shortly after speaking telefónicamente with the president of the COI, Thomas Bach. The alternative date was proposed by the organisers taking into account that it wanted to concede "sufficient time for the preparation of the athletes" that participate.

Mori Explained the dates that studied of face to celebrate the Olympic games: "Because of the situation of the coronavirus, also thought that was better that the Games went in summer". Besides, it added that "the new dates give to the sanitary authorities and to the organisers the maximum time for lidiar with the changes and problems that has brought the pandemia of COVID-19​".

The president of the committee organiser added that the new dates "look for to minimise the problems that postpone the Games can cause to the international sportive calendar". "Working beside the committee organiser and the governments of Tokyo and Japan can sortear this challenge. The humanity finds in a dark tunnel and Tokyo 2020 can be the light at the end of this", sentenced.

Massive cost of the rescheduling of the Olympic games

The executive director Toshiro Mutate stood out that the cost of the rescheduling of the Games will be massive. "Since the Olympic games were programmed for this summer, all the headquarters have renounced to receive any another event during this time, so how tackle this?" It asked , adding that "besides, will have to have guarantees when we reserve the new dates, and exists the possibility that this comport the payment of the rent. So there will be costs incurred and will have to consider them one by one".

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