The vice president of the International Olympic Committee have announced on Monday, September 7 that the Tokyo Olympics will take place in 2021 ‘with or without Covid’.
John Coates, who heads the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo Games said;
“It will take place with or without Covid. The Games will start on July 23 next year,”
“The Games were going to be the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,”
“Now very much these will be the Games that conquered Covid, the light at the end of the tunnel.”
The Olympics games were originally scheduled to commence in July 2020, but they were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Games are now slated to hold on July 23, 2021.
Japanese officials have made it clear they would not delay the sport event a second time beyond 2021.