Next 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics will comply with an virtually equivalent competitors schedule because the one deliberate for this 12 months earlier than the occasion was postponed as a result of Corona Virus pandemic, organizers stated Friday.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese authorities determined in March to postpone the Games till 2021, and organizers have been working to rearrange an occasion virtually a decade within the making.
The new date for the opening ceremony on the newly constructed National Stadium – July 23, 2021 – had already been introduced, however the full schedule was pending remaining approval till Friday when the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee made a presentation to the IOC session in Lausanne.
The Games had been set to start on July 24 this 12 months.
The new schedule means girls’s softball will kick off the competitors at 9 a.m. (0000 GMT) in Fukushima on July 21, two days earlier than the Games formally open, with all occasions going down a day sooner than the 2020 schedule.
There have additionally been some minor adjustments to session occasions.
The Games are set to be the largest ever when it comes to occasions, with a document 339 medals out there, earlier than the closing ceremony on Aug. 8.
One of the largest hurdles for organizers was securing the 42 venues wanted for the Games as many had already been booked for 2021.
However, Tokyo 2020 Executive Director of Operations Satoshi Yamashita stated this week all venues had been “secured verbally.”
The marathon and race strolling occasions will stay within the northern metropolis of Sapporo after being controversially moved out of Tokyo due to the anticipated scorching summer time warmth.
John Coates, the top of the IOC’s coordination fee, stated that securing the venues had been a “huge job.”
“We are speaking about venues in numerous possession,” he advised the session.
“We are speaking additionally of securing the Olympic village, which has been constructed by a consortium of 11 totally different firms who’ve agreed to push again the date they may be capable of hand over the residences to the general public.”