Organizers move Tokyo Olympics to July 2021

The Olympics athletes will have to wait for another year (Fabrice Coffrini)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Tokyo Olympics organizers confirmed that the postponed prized sporting event has been moved to a new date from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

The originally proposed schedule for the Olympics was on July 24, 2020 but due to the crisis brought by the COVID-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Olympics committee decided to forego the event.

Tokyo Chief Yoshiro Mori announced and confirmed the exact dates for the Olympics in 2021, adding that the Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

Due to the immense pressure the Japanese Olympic faced, the IOC got their attention and set a meeting with them that helped them come up with the postponement of the Olympics.

Several sporting organizations expressed their dismay toward the Japanese personnel involved in the Olympics due to their desire of pushing the Olympics in the planned date rather than postponing it amid COVID-19.

Days after the USA Track and Field Organization clamored the Japanese Olympics Committee with their decision of pushing the Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach initiated a teleconference meeting with the Japanese that led to the postponement.