Seven years ago today (7 September) Tokyo was announced as hosts of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games at the 125th IOC session in 2013.
Olympics 2020: National Stadium opens in Tokyo (CNN) Here’s a look at the 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The games are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Paralympics are scheduled to take place August 24 to September 5, 2021.
On Friday, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga promised to deliver “hope and courage” to the world by hosting the Olympic Games despite fears that the event – scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021 – may be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Never before had the Olympic Games been postponed or canceled for something other than war, but rarely has the world come to a grinding halt the way it has over the novel coronavirus.
Tokyo is determined to hold the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics this year, after the pandemic forced the city to postpone the Games last year, rescheduling them for July 23 through Aug. 8, 2021.
The UAE Olympic National Committee announced that Dubai will bid to be the first country in the Middle East to host the Olympic Games.
Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7 September 2013. The 2020 Games will mark the second time that Japan—and specifically Tokyo—has hosted the Summer Olympic Games, the first being in 1964, making it the first city in Asia to host the Summer Olympics twice.
From 1924 to 1992, the Summer and Winter Games were each held in the same year, every four years. Since then, the Summer and Winter Games are each still held every four years but the Summer Games are celebrated during the first year of an Olympiad and the Winter Games held in the third year.
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One of the cornerstone sports of the Olympics has been dropped, as the International Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday that wrestling was being removed in time for the 2020 Games.
Only three editions of the Summer Olympics have been cancelled since the birth of the modern Olympic movement in 1896. The 1916 edition was cancelled due to World War I; both the 1940 and 1944 editions were cancelled due to World War II.