Tokyo Olympics: The new dates for the Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed by a year due to the Corona virus, were announced on Monday.
The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics said that on 23 July 2021, the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony will be held on 8 August 2021.
The Paralympic Games will take place from 24 August 2021 to 5 September 2021. But these games will be known as Tokyo 2020. Earlier these games were scheduled to begin on 24 July 2020, which were postponed after heavy pressure.
There was also speculation that the games should be held in the spring when cherry blossoms are in bloom in Japan, but European football and North American sports leagues take place at that time.
Tokyo organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto had said that the cost of organizing the games on the new dates would be too high.
According to local reports, this cost will increase billions of dollars and the burden will be on the taxpayers of Japan. Muto promised to be transparent in calculating costs. Japan is officially spending $ 12.6 billion on hosting the Olympics. An audit bureau of the Japanese government, however, said the cost is double that.
There was heavy pressure to postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020
In fact, after the havoc of Corona, not only did the pace of the world stop, but many international sports events were also canceled one after the other.
The Olympics, called the ‘Mahakumbh of the Games’, was also put forward for a year. This was the first time that the Olympics could not start on time due to an epidemic.
Fed up with the Corona virus outbreak, Canada announced that it would not take part in the Tokyo Olympics. Just after that, the Australian Olympic Committee had also told its players that they should all prepare for the Olympics keeping in mind the next year i.e. 2021.
There was pressure from the US and New Zealand to postpone the Olympics for a year. Japan’s stadiums for the Olympic Games were prepared well in advance and a large number of tickets were also sold, due to Corona now Japan is facing billions of losses.