The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers stated Monday for the Tokyo Olympics release to be rescheduled; the opening ceremony will take area on July 23, 2021 — nearly precisely one year after the games had been due to start this year.
Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics till 2021 due to the fact of the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s games had been scheduled to open on July 24 and shut on Aug. 9. But the close to precise one-year lengthen will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8. There had been talks of switching the Olympics to spring, a go that would coincide with the blooming of Japan’s well-known cherry blossoms. But it would additionally conflict with European soccer and North American sports activities leagues.
After holding out for weeks, neighborhood organizers and the IOC closing week postponed the Tokyo Games under pressure from athletes, country wide Olympic our bodies and sports activities federations. It’s the first postponement in Olympic history, even though there had been quite a few cancellations in the course of wartime.