Olympics Have Set Reschedule Date For Tokyo
A decision has finally been made in rescheduling the Olympics that will be held in Tokyo.
According to WOOD, Monday, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have been moved to July 23, 2021. This is one year after the original date of the Olympics that was to begin this year.
Tokyo organizing committee president, Yoshiro Mori said, "the schedule for the games is key to preparing for the games. This will only accelerate our progress."
Some were originally saying to move the Olympics to next spring which would coincide with Japan's famous cherry blossom blooming. The problem was this time frame would also clash with European soccer and North American Sports.
This has been the first postponement of the Olympics in the history of the event. Other cancellations have occurred over the years but those were do to war time.
The Paralympics have also have been rescheduled to August 24 through September 5.
The Paralympics were rescheduled to Aug. 24-Sept. 5.
Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said, "these new dates give the health authorities and all involved in the organization of the Games the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the COVIE-19 pandemic. The new dates also have the added benefit that any disruption that the postponement will cause to the international sports calendar can be kept to a minimum, in the interests of the athletes and the IFs."