torsdag 27. mai 2021

Tokyo Olympic Games: When are they and will they go ahead?

The Tokyo Olympics are due to start in less than two months, despite a surge of Covid cases in Japan. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) insists the games will go ahead, even though Tokyo is currently under a state of emergency. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, between 23 July and 8 August 2021. They were postponed - like many other events - because of Covid.

The Paralympics Games are due to take place between 24 August and 5 September. The main Games involve 33 competitions and 339 events held across 42 venues. The Paralympic Games feature 539 events across 22 sports hosted at 21 venues. Most events will be held in the Greater Tokyo area. Some football games and the marathon are due to take place in Sapporo in Hokkaido, which is also currently under a state of emergency.