New dates for the post-Tokyo Olympics have been announced this year and the Games will now be held from July 23 next year.
The executive board of the International Olympics Committee made this decision after meeting on Monday.
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However, despite being held in 2021, the Olympics will be named ‘Tokyo 2020’.
The Paralympics, which began in 2020, have also been postponed for one year and now the Games will be played from August 24 to September 5, 2021, next year.
I am confident of working with the Tokyo 2020 Administrative Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all other stakeholders, ”said Thomas Bock, President of the International Olympics Committee.
“Humanity is going through a dark tunnel right now, the Tokyo Olympics can become light at the end of this tunnel.”
International Paralympics Committee President Andrew Parsons said that when the Paralympics are held next year, it will be a demonstration of humanity’s unity and human courage.
“Now that the Paralympics have 512 days left, all those involved with the Paralympics movement should make it a priority to be safe with their friends and family during this difficult time.
Demands were made by actor countries to postpone the incident after reports of rising global deaths and virus-infected cases from the apparent Corona virus.
Finally, last week, the International Olympics Committee announced the suspension of the Tokyo Olympics due to persistent demands.
Other globally-affected events were also announced while announcing dates for the Olympics events, and this is why the scheduled World Athletics Championships in the United States are canceled for one year next year.
The World Athletes Championship was to be held in Uruguay from August 6 to August 15, 2021 next year, but will now be held in 2022.
Remember that the modern Olympics have not been postponed except for wars.
The last time the Olympics were canceled in 1940 was because of World War II, and the coincidence was that the Olympics were to be held in Tokyo this year too.