Tokyo Olympics organizers step up measures to have event in 2021
- Japan’s Olympic steering team aim to ensure games are held in 2021 without fail
- The event was scheduled for this year, but was pushed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Olympic organizers step up measures to have event in 2021.
The Tokyo Organizing committee are committed to ensuring that he games are held next year.
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic that disrupted sporting events around the world.
The Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee took the unprecedented decision in March to postpone the Games, originally scheduled to begin in July, until 2021 because of the virus.
Addressing a press conference, Japan’s Olympic Minister Siko Hashimoto said:
I think we have to hold the Games at any cost,
I want to concentrate all our efforts on measures against the coronavirus.
In an interview with Reuters in July, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said organisers were preparing to host the Games next year even if the global coronavirus pandemic hasn’t eased substantially.
Organizers are looking at over 200 proposals on how best to deal with the virus, including easing travel restrictions for foreign athletes, anti-virus measures at the Athletes’ Village and how to handle spectators.
They were encouraged that sports events were being held successfully around the world in recent months and that there was the possibility of more fans being allowed into stadiums for Japanese baseball and soccer games.