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The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the world. On March 11, 2020, Corona Virus declared a global pandemic that changed how the world works. Like all the major events, such as ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup, UEFA Euro 2020, Expo 2020 are all postponed to 2021, Olympics 2020 had delayed until 2021.
"Safety First," the main Motive for this Year's Olympics
The Olympics 2020 will start on Friday, July 23, 2021, and will end Sunday, August 8, 2021. Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko and CEO Muto Toshiro outlined the advancement being made as arrangements during the current year's Olympic Games enter the final stages. With the Olympic Torch Relay beginning on March 25, and 18 test occasions taking a spot from April onwards, energy is truly starting to work in Japan.
Both Hashimoto and Muto recognized those occasions will be significant achievements as Tokyo 2020 runs after delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games not long from now. According to olympic.org, Hashimoto explained: " As President of Tokyo 2020, I will work to implement a flawless system of preparations for the Games. These will be Games that everyone, both in Japan and around the world, can agree will be safe and secure... I will continue to strengthen our collaboration with stakeholders as we prepare for safe and secure Games – safety first."
Foreign Visitors will be Banned
The Japanese Government hoped to welcome almost 1 million spectators for the Olympics 2020; however, the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide. The pandemic has forced the officials to ban foreigners' visits into the country. This restriction is to help the event to occur at the right time without any delay or mishaps. The International Olympic Committee has permitted overseas Olympic Committees and overseas sponsors for the visit, and the ban does not apply to them. Officials also held a meeting that discussed the maximum spectators to be allowed in the venues, and the final decision will arrive at the end of April.
New Sports in Olympic 2020
The Olympics initially compromised 28 sports, but this year, the sports organization has created five additional sports. The new sports added are Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, and Surfing. These sports are to give an urban appeal to the games.
Hosts Japan Refuse to take Part in China Vaccine Offer
Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa said that the IOC had not consulted Japan about the Chinese vaccines and that Japanese competitors would not take them. Marukawa stated the vaccines aren't endorsed yet for use in Japan.
ESPN.com stated, "We have been taking comprehensive anti-infectious disease measures for the Tokyo Games in order to allow participation without vaccinations," Marukawa said. "There is no change to our principle of not making vaccinations a prerequisite."
Japan has been an Olympic land since the Summer Games of 1964, which initially was to be 96 in Asia. In 2021, the nation will have its fourth Games if we incorporate the Winter Games of 1972 in Sapporo and of 1998 in Nagano.