The Olympic Games were scheduled to be held in Tokyo City, Japan in 2020, but these games have been postponed until next year, because it was not possible to host a world-class tournament due to the corona virus. In such a situation, 42 events of next year’s Tokyo Olympics have been decided and the schedule of the competition will remain the same as it was supposed to be this year. Sports villages and main media centers are also being prepared.
Tokyo Organizing Committee Chairman Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto gave this information in a message to the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday. He spoke to IOC members from Japan in an online session. According to an estimate made in Japan, postponement for a year would cost the organizers an additional two to six billion. Olympic officials did not provide any estimated figures of total costs.
The opening ceremony will take place on 23 July 2021, while women’s softball and football competitions will take place from 21 July. Men’s football will take place from July 22 and archery and sailing from July 23. The first medal competition will be the women’s 10m air rifle on 24 July. Meanwhile, IOC President Thomak Baek has said that he intends to contest the post of IOC President for the second time.