The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have found a new set of dates to reschedule to following the postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was announced on March 24 that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were going to be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee had put off making a decision as long as it could, but with the growing call of a delay from athletes from themselves, a decision was finally made.
The new dates for the Tokyo 2020 games will see the Olympics run from July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021. They will then be followed by the Paralympic Games running from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, 2021.
The games will retain the name of Tokyo 2020, but that is not all that will remain the same. Everyone who had purchased tickets will see those carried forward and will not need to repurchase. And possibly the most important bit, any athlete that had already qualified for the games will retain their spots for the rescheduled games.
This decision was not reached lightly as it will cost everyone involved a considerable amount. It is estimated that Japan alone will need to spend a further ¥641B (approx. $5.8B USD) just in having to rent equipment again as well as maintenance and more.
Previously only World Wars had suspended the Olympics, so this was definitely some new ground for everyone involved.