the Olympic Games in Tokyo remain on their summer dates
In principle it is scheduled to be from July 24 to August 9
The world of sports is turned upside down and drastic measures are being taken in important competitions such as the Eurocup or Roland Garros, one of the most important tennis tournaments, which change dates. But not the Olympics, at least not yet. "The IOC remains fully committed to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and with more than four months to go before there is no need to make drastic decisions in this stage; and any speculation at this time would be counterproductive ”, they assure in a statement after the meeting of the International Federations.
"The IOC encourages all athletes to continue preparing for the Games Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 as best they can, ”they continue, despite the fact that this is precisely one of the main problems in which the event in Japan continues to be held from July 24 to August 9. In countries like Spain, without going any further, the measures are preventing athletes from following their normal training, hence not all will compete on equal terms. "The IOC is confident that the numerous measures taken by many authorities around the world will help contain the situation of the COVID-19 virus. In this context, the IOC appreciates the support of the G7 leaders as expressed by Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who said: 'I want to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games perfectly, as proof that the human race will conquer the new coronavirus, and I got support for that from the G-7 leaders, '”they continue. But the problems multiply: to those of the preparation there is the closing of borders, and as it is now the situation, many citizens cannot even travel.
We must wait to see how the fight against COVID-19 evolves. The meetings will continue in the coming days with the National Olympic Committees and with the athletes. Many of them have already Publicly said that the most reasonable thing is for the Games to be postponed to next year.