The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August until 5 September 2021.
Full announcement available here.
Our thoughts go out to all the people who will be impacted by this decision, including all those who have been working so hard in Japan to host the event this year.
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Further to this announcement, qualification events appear unlikely to be held for several months, with the IOC saying no further events will be held until there is “fair access” and athletes have a preparation period.
“It has been agreed that no further qualification events should be scheduled unless it can be guaranteed that there is fair access and also fair and appropriate preparation for the competing athletes and teams,” the IOC Athletes’ Commission said.
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