The Tokyo Games, from July 23 to August 8, 2021
It is official. The Organizing Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has announced (in an off the record with the Japanese press) that the competition will finally be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Despite this, it will maintain the initials of 'Tokyo 2020'. After weeks of speculation, rumors, tug-of-war between international federations, IOC and athletes, it seems that we have a definitive verdict that, this time, will give the necessary tranquility to all those involved to work based on that period of weather.
Until just two weeks ago, the organization knew yes or yes that the competition will be held in 2020 to generate the least possible impact on an economic level, but the truth is that the external pressures and the logic itself have ended up turning the scales so that sanity has prevailed. Obviously, all this will mean losses for everyone, but television contracts will be maintained and athletes will be able to properly prepare a meeting of this nature.
Another issue that still needs to be clarified is the rating system, if it is expanded and how it is focused. It is of receipt that the athletes who already had their ticket in their pocket keep it, but there were still many places to allocate and that is where the efforts should be directed from now on, to 'reformat' this path to participate in the Olympics longest and most bizarre in history.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to be July 23 - August 8, 2021 https://t.co/2lZ5HAUgrt
- Lisa Du (@lisadont) March 30, 2020