The dates of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed to 2021 and the confirmed dates were announced.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) decided that the Olympics will be conducted in the year 2021 in response to the pandemic COVID-19 that is been shaking the whole world. The committee announced that the games will begin on 23 July, 2021. The games will still be called Tokyo 2020.
The Olympics will start on the 23rd of July, 2021 and run upto 8th of August. The Paralympics will start on the 24th of August, 2021 and end by 5th September.
The IOC president, Thomas Bach said that Tokyo 2020 will be like a light at the end of the dark tunnel of pandemic through which the world is travelling. The International Paralympic Committee president, Andrew Parson said that the paralympics games that will happen in Tokyo will be a “global celebration of human resilience and a sensational showcase of sport.”