Originally scheduled to take place between 24 July and 9 August 2020 the event has now been postponed to the next year and will still be called ‘Tokyo 2020’ even though the event is being held in 2021. The dates for the event were recently announced and some changes took place in the ‘countdown clock’ in front of Tokyo Station. Let’s find out more!
The New Schedule for Tokyo Olympics 2020
As we now know that the Tokyo Olympics has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 Pandemic and will now take place next year. We recently got the new schedule for the next year that states that Olympics will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
A digital clock was erected in anticipation of the Olympics in front of the iconic Tokyo station also changed its timer to show 479 days remain for the start of the event, few hours after the new schedule was announced.
More About the Event
The delay has happened for the 1st time in the 124-year history of the modern Olympics. The delay has affected Japan a lot since they invested $13 billion in the event and raised more than $3 billion from domestic sponsors as well.
We also saw before the new dates were announced some business owners change the promotional display to 999 days left until the Olympics because of the uncertainty and doubt about the event.
The event will probably have fans as we saw ICO President Thomas Bach said they are committed to hosting the Olympics in Tokyo next year and ICO doesn’t want the event to happen behind closed doors without any fans.
We also saw Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, saying that this Olympic will have a historical significance and the success of the event would symbolize that we can deal with the ongoing problems and overcome them.
We will be getting updates about the participants and games in the upcoming days so stay tuned with us to know more about the event and other related information.