Summer Olympics, postponed to next year, will be held July 23 – August 8, 2021
The Summer Olympics, postponed for next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held July 23 – August 8, 2021, the announcement being made Monday by Yoshiro Mori, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee. Mori announced the official dispute data, after attending a meeting with representatives of the International Olympic Committee.
According to Reuters, the Paralympic Games were also postponed to next year, to be held between August 24 and September 5, 2021. The Summer Olympics were supposed to take place this year in Japan, Tokyo, from July 24 to August 9. However, it has been decided that this year’s edition will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the one hand, the issue of the health of athletes and officials was raised, given that Japan is one of the most affected countries with the coronavirus pandemic, with 1,900 infections and 57 deaths.
On the other hand, the coronavirus pandemic has already led to the cancellation of several events representing qualification criteria at the Olympic Games, so there is a risk of having a small number of qualified athletes. It is estimated that Japan’s economy loses about $ 6 billion by postponing the one-year Summer Olympics.