Great and sad news for the world of international sport. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will not take place this summer.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) assumed its responsibilities by canceling the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This decision was not easy to take, given the stakes and the organization.
As the Covid-19 is still doing its own, and not knowing how the situation will develop between now and July 24, 2020 (the date initially scheduled for the launch of the Games), the IOC prefers to cancel the event.
It's only a good bye
IOC members will have to find a new date for the organization of this sports festival. We are promised 2021, still in Tokyo, and always under the name of Tokyo 2020. The Olympic flame, already arrived on site, will kindly wait one more year in Japanese country.
Relief for athletes
This change of date is obviously a disappointment for all the fans, but it is above all a relief for the athletes. While some countries had announced not to present their athletes at Tokyo 2020 to protect them from the virus (Switzerland, Poland, Australia and Canada), for the others, fighting for the gold medal was becoming difficult. As the confinement period did not allow training in the best conditions, the chances of being 100% diminished.
It is therefore with mental and physical relief that the competitors receive the news, an additional year of preparation for the Tokyo 2020-1 Olympic Games.
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