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The Olympic And Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Postponed - New Dates!
It has been officially announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreaks. In this article, we introduce the latest official information.
It has been officially announced that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been postponed to 2021.
Although they will be held a year later, the name of the event remains Olympic And Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Tokyo Station. The clock counting the days until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
It is the first time in the 124-year history of the Olympic Games that the event is being postponed. Until now, it has only ever been canceled due to the world wars.
After considering the safety of the athletes, audience, and staff involved, the International Olympic Committee has made an exception following a plea of Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. The International Paralympic Committee also agreed.
It has been announced that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held from July 23, 2021 with the closing ceremony being scheduled for August 8, 2021. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been rescheduled to be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021.
The clock counting the days until the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
The clock counting the days until the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, located in front of Tokyo Station, stopped after the official announcement that the games would be postponed. The other side of the clock, kept the countdown to the official opening date Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony going to avoid giving a false impression of the games being canceled. When the new dates where announced, both sides started the countdown to the new dates.
The Olympic flame will stay in Tokyo until the games in 2021 as a sign of hope that the crisis will be overcome and that the games will be held in safety.
The tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are still valid but, for now, there is no information whether they will be exchanged or refunded.
This article will be updated when further information is confirmed.
Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 official website: https://tokyo2020.org/en/
The information is current as of March 27, 2020.
Written by Chiara Mischke