The Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23 one year from now, coordinators said on Monday, after the coronavirus constrained the notable choice to delay the Games until 2021.
“The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5,” Tokyo 2020 boss Yoshiro Mori told columnists at a quickly organized news gathering.
Just hours sooner, Mori had said he anticipated a choice from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the span of the week.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were because of open on July 24 this year and run for 16 days, however the coronavirus pandemic constrained the principal harmony time deferment of the Games.
The IOC and Japan had for a considerable length of time demanded the show could go on however the quick spread of COVID-19 incited developing anxiety among competitors and wearing leagues.
The Olympics was the most prominent brandishing setback of the coronavirus that has cleared out apparatuses worldwide and everything except stopped pro game.
There was some theory that Japanese coordinators could exploit the clear canvas to move the Games to spring, maintaining a strategic distance from the warmth of the Tokyo summer that had been their fundamental worry before coronavirus struck.