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Olympics To Be Held From July 23 To August 8, 2021

Tokyo Olympics which were postponed to 2021 amidst the coronavirus scare have now announced new dates post the delay. Read below to know more.

31st March 2020 | 12:03 PM (IST)
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The spread of novel coronavirus has brought the whole world to a standstill. Many events and sports activities have been either postponed or canceled due to the global pandemic. The same has affected the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic forced the Olympics committee to postpone the games from 2020 to 2021. Meanwhile, after the historic decision, Tokyo chief Yoshiro Mori told the reporters, "The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5.”

The Olympics were due to begin from 24th July and run for 16 days, but the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the first peace-time postponement of the games.

For weeks the IOC and Japan had insisted that the display could continue but COVID-19's rapid spread prompted growing disquiet among athletes and sporting federations.

There was some hope that Japanese organizers might use the blank canvas to switch the Games to spring, avoiding the Tokyo summer heat that had been their main concern before coronavirus struck.

Due to the heat, the marathon was relocated to Sapporo, a town about 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Tokyo, where the weather is cooler even at the summer height.

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31st March 2020 | 12:03 PM (IST)
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