Tokyo Olympics Will Proceed as Planned, "With or Without COVID"
The Games have been rescheduled to July 23, 2021.
Back in March, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) made the decision to change the dates of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Officially rescheduled to July 23, 2021, the Games are set to take place “with or without COVID,” according to an announcement issued by the IOC’s Vice President John Coates.
According to Sora News 24, Coates stated: “The Games were going to be, their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami.” He also notes that the upcoming event will be known as “the Games that conquered COVID [and] the light at the end of the tunnel.” However, citizens in Japan raised their concerns via the country’s version of Twitter. “‘The games that conquered’ the pandemic? What’s that even supposed to mean?” one user said. “What happened to putting the athletes’ safety first?” another adds.
Coates has not responded to the comments yet, so stay tuned while we wait for more details to surface.
- Sora News 24