Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee Announces New Date For The Olympic.

Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee Announces New Date For The Olympic.
Badmus Abdulsobur, Oyo 

The scheduled date and venues for Olympic Games in 2021 have   been confirmed.

The announcement was made known by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.

Also, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) also confirmed this only its official website saying that the decision was taken at the IOC virtual session held on Friday.

The statement partially read, ”This marks a significant step for the organisers, with only one year to go until the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 open on July 23, 2021.

”As preparations continue to advance, these decisions highlight the progress made amidst the current unprecedented circumstances, with strong unity amongst all stakeholders driving the planning and delivery of next year’s Games.

The Organising Committee’s President, Yoshiro Mori, and its CEO, Toshiro Muto, in their report to the IOC Session, confirmed that all 43 competition venues, the Olympic Village, and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre would be used for the Olympic Games in 2021.

It however noted that the Tokyo organisers also announced that the competition schedule will remain the same, with some minor timing adjustments for operational reasons.

“The Olympic Village is the beating heart of the Olympic Games, while the venues are its soul.

”I am delighted that the Village and the venues have been confirmed for next year, this means that the athletes will have this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

”Athletes from all around the world will live together under one roof in the Olympic Village, sharing meals together, celebrating together, discussing together and forming these unique Olympic communities.

”That Tokyo 2020 has been able to achieve this and confirm the competition schedule despite the extraordinary circumstances is testament to the work of the Joint Steering Committee led by John Coates and Yoshiro Mori,” the IOC President Thomas Bach said.

Bach further as said that with only one year to go, a mammoth task still lies ahead of the committee.

”With our Japanese partners and friends, we agree that we have to adapt the planning of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to the requirements of the global crisis, while maintaining the unique spirit and message that defines our mission.

”We are working to optimise the operations and services without touching on sports and athletes. In this way we can, together with the Organising Committee, turn these postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 into an unprecedented celebration of unity and solidarity of humankind, making them a symbol of resilience and hope. Showing that we are stronger together,” Bach said.

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