2020 Tokyo Olympics officially postponed

Many international agendas were delayed following the end of the Corona Virus pandemic. The latest, there is a 2020 Olympics planned to be held in Tokyo, certainly delayed until the year 2021.

If referring to the initial plan, the competition which involves many sports with contestants consisting of many countries throughout the world will be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020.

However, there was a push for competition to be postponed, following the Corona Virus pandemic or COVID-19 which never stopped.

Japan, which hosted the grand event, initially insisted on continuing to hold the 2020 Olympics. But after several considerations, including the safety of the people involved later, they finally agreed to relax their schedules for next year.

It is the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe who claims to have discussed directly with Thomas Bach as the Olympic President regarding the postponement of this schedule.

“I proposed a suspension of about a year and President (IOC) Thomas Bach responded by agreeing to 100 percent,” Abe said, as reported by the BBC on Tuesday (3/24/2020).

Of course the main reason is the safety of the athletes involved as well as the spectators who will enliven the performance later.

“We agree that postponement is the best way to ensure athletes reach peak conditions when they compete and to ensure the safety of the audience,” Abe said, about the reason for postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics became the umpteenth sports party that had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously various sports events, ranging from soccer, badminton, MotoGP, Formula 1, tennis, basketball, volleyball, to boxing which also had to be delayed due to this outbreak.

MotoGP, for example, their first four series were officially postponed and new plans will roll out on May 1, 2020 in Spain. It could even take longer if the conditions don’t improve.

As for Football, all of Europe’s top competitions from the English Premier League to the European Champions League have also been officially postponed. In fact, the European Cup or Euro 2020 which is planned to be held next June is also postponed until 2021.

Penulis: | 25 Maret 2020 | blog