Breaking news! Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee Confirms New Games Dates
According to Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee
The opening of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will take place on July 23, 2021, and the Paralympic Games will begin on August 24, 2021. The corresponding dates were officially announced by the head of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, Yoshiro Mori. The Olympic Games will end on August 8, and the Paralympic Games on September 5.
According to Mori, an agreement on this was reached following a telephone conversation with President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.
“When setting new dates, we proceeded from a number of points regarding the training of athletes, the convenience of volunteers and spectators,” TASS quoted him as saying.
Initially, the Olympics in Tokyo was supposed to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Recall, due to the risk of spreading coronavirus infection throughout the world, a home mode of self-isolation for citizens has been introduced. Also, due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus throughout the world, sports events are massively transferred and canceled. The COVID-19 flash was recorded at the end of last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan. According to recent reports, more than 37 thousand people have died from coronavirus. At the same time, more than 164 thousand were cured of the number of infected people. In Japan on this time total confirmed cases 1866 and 54 deaths