May 29, 2024

I.O.C. sets new Olympic Games date

Photograph: Viola Kam/Sopa Images/Shutterstock

Photograph: Viola Kam/Sopa Images/Shutterstock

TOKYO, JAPAN – The International Olympic Committee has officially set the date for the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for July 23, 2021 – August 8, 2021. 

The decision was reached following a conference call with the I.O.C. committee, the president of the I.O.C. and the sports international sports federations. 

The games were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shocked the entire world. Some countries were banning travel to and from Tokyo if the games were played this July like previously scheduled.

Athletes that qualified for the 2020 Olympics will still be eligible to compete in 2021.