Olympics 2020 Committee Works Out Postponed Dates
The International Olympic Committee thinks that 2021 is the year to which the 2020 Olympics need to be moved to. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics event of 2020 was much anticipated but with the coming of the pandemic situation across the world, it was evident that the program needs to be rescheduled. The changed dates have been announced accordingly, between July 23rd and August 8th next year as well as between August 24th and September 5th respectively.
The Olympic Committee stated that Tokyo can provide opportunity till 2021 for the Games to be hosted after which holding the venue further is uncertain. The ball that is kept up in the air, promoting the Olympic Games can be kept for a year but not more. Hence, the committee hopes that they would be able to host the event by 2021. One of the challenges that the organizers face is securing the venues. They are now working with a new road map where they plan the rescheduling of the games. They need to align priorities and resources accordingly. Costs are an issue as well since the postponement of the same leads to additional costs running into hundreds and millions of dollars. The Tokyo 2020 Coordination commission is working the costs with support from organizations like National Olympic Committees and International Federations.