2020 Olympics: IOC to announce new date soon (up – Olympics will take place in 2021)
According to CadenaSer, the new dates for this year’s Olympic Games will be announced in the very near future. Recall that they should take place in the capital of Japan, Tokyo, but due to the coronavirus, they are postponed. At the moment, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has three possible options for rescheduling the date to consider. The first is for November 2020, the second is for the summer of 2021, and the third is for the summer of 2022. The source reports that Yoshiro Mori, head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, emphasized that there are no plans to completely cancel the Olympics. The chairman of the Irish National Olympic Committee, Peter Sherrard, is convinced that during the discussion of the current situation they will stop at the second option and postpone the Games to next year. His words are quoted by Reuters. Here is the opinion of Peter Sherrard: “We believe that the Games will by no means be canceled, but they will probably be rescheduled. This is good news, because it proves once again that the health of the competitors is a priority for the IOC, so there is nothing wrong with postponing this major event for a while. Most of us hope to see him next summer, but the decision is up to the Olympic Committee.” Initially, the 2020 Olympics were scheduled by the organizers from July 24 to August 9. But due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection, such an event became impossible during the specified period. As you know, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially recognized the coronavirus epidemic as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. On the territory of the Japanese islands, according to statistics, there are now 1803 sick people and 49 deaths. All professionals and sports fans, as well as fans of the Olympic Games, are following the developments and are looking forward to the results of the discussion by the representatives of the IOC on the current situation. Update: At 12:00 pm on March 24, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Summer Olympics for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the IOC has given its consent. The Olympics will not take place until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.