Sports Desk- The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). These games were to be held from 24 July to 9 August. However, seeing that the coronavirus does not come under control, the International Olympics Committee has decided to postpone it.
The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach.
Abe said they had established that canceling the Games was out of the question and that Bach had agreed “100%” that a postponement was the most appropriate response to the global disruption.
In fact, the chairman of the organizing committee of the Paris Olympics, Tony Estengt has made it clear that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics for one year due to Coronavirus will not affect the Paris Olympics. Tony, a three-time canoeing champion, said that the Paris Olympics would take place in 2024, so they would not have the effect of postponing the Tokyo Olympics. According to the new circumstances, there will be three years between Tokyo and Paris Olympics.
The postponement is a blow to the host country, which has spent more than $12bn on the event, while huge sums are also at stake for sponsors and broadcasters. Goldman Sachs estimated this month that Japan would lose $4.5bn (550bn yen) in inbound and domestic consumption in 2020 if the Olympics did not take place as planned.