The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo 2020 have agreed that the Games begin on 2July 3, 2021, according to sources close to these organizations to the Japanese state chain NHK.
Both parties agreed on the new date in a telephone conversation in which the Central Government of Japan and the Tokyo Executive also participated.
The organizers have called for a press conference tonight to make this date official.
Another option was spring
The option of playing the Olympic event as soon as possible was even raised, even in spring in the months of March and April.
With this decision, athletes will have one more year to prepare.
Already classified athletes will maintain their place
"It is clear that those athletes who have qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 remain qualified. This is a consequence of the fact that these Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in agreement with Japan, will remain the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.” - Thomas Bach, IOC President pic.twitter.com/bzxOFdPUY4
– The Olympic Games (@Olympics) March 28, 2020
According to the AFP agency, athletes who were already classified for the Tokyo-2020 Games they will keep their place for 2021, after the postponement of the Games by Covid-19
About 57% of the 11.000 participants who were going to participate in the Tokyo Games that already had the classification will not lose it, and may be in Tokyo 2021
There are no previous results.