The Tokyo Games will be postponed (November, 2021, 2022?)
It seems that the CIO (International Olympic Committee) begins to 'get off the donkey' Above all, international pressure for the Tokyo Games to be postponed. The event in the Japanese country, which they wanted to keep unchanged at all costs, will not be held on the initial dates (from July 24 to August 9).
Despite not making an official communication on this postponement and only announcing that it is given four weeks to make a final decision, everything seems to be heading towards that, taking into account the number of national federations that are opposed to being held on those dates. .
“In light of the worsening situation worldwide, the Executive has today taken the first step in planning the possibles scenarios"They add.
They specify that, in cooperation with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee"The Japanese authorities and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will initiate detailed talks to complete their assessment of the rapidly changing world health situation and its impact on the Olympic Games, including the postponement hypothesis."
"The IOC is confident that it will have completed these discussions within next four weeks and greatly appreciates the solidarity and collaboration of national Olympic committees and international federations to support athletes and adapt the planning of the Games. "
What seems evident is that every time there are more voices against the Games starting on July 24. First, it was the athletes, with the Spaniards at the forefront, and after other countries, especially those where athletes have greater difficulties in training due to the conditions imposed by their governments.
Even the athletes started a campaign on social networks with the hashtags # Tokio2021 and # Tokyo2021, alluding to the fact that they are delayed by a year.
It did not take any time for the different sports organizations to speak out in favor of a postponement. From the United States, the athletics and swimming federations emerged, while their national committee asked for health guarantees that were very difficult to have as the pandemic is raging around the world.
In Spain, with the applause of the president of the Higher Sports Council, Irene Lozano, the federations of Athletics, swimming, triathlon, soccer and swimming, who have already spoken out against the Games on the scheduled dates.