The Tokyo Olympics will finally push through this year, but arenas will not be as noisy as in previous years for this much-awaited mega-event. Sports fans from other parts of the world, this time around, are barred from physically attending the games.
With only a few months left before the Olympic cauldron is officially lit, some provisions are still being considered by its organisers. In this article, we compile the things you need to know about this year’s biggest sports affair.
What Happened to 2020 Olympics
During the early months of 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the annual sports event will be moved to a later date due to the risks brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The proposal was made by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. “I have made a proposal [of postponing the event] for a year. President Bach said he agreed to it 100 per cent. We will hold the Olympics by summer 2021”.
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