2020 Tokyo Olympics Now Have A New Date â In 2021
The 2020 Olympic Games will be held an entire year later than planned, with the opening ceremony now scheduled for July 23, 2021, and the closing ceremony on Aug. 8, organizers in Tokyo announced Monday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week said he and the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the games in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, “to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021.” This year’s games had been scheduled to begin July 24 and end on Aug. 9.
Next year’s games will still be called the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Abe and IOC president Thomas Bach said last week. The Paralympics will be held from Aug. 24, 2021, to Sept. 5.
Officials had considered rescheduling the games for next spring, which would have corresponded with the blooming of Japan’s …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]