In April, it was announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics had been postponed to 2021 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Now, it was been reported that the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee has announced that the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year “with or without Covid.” John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the “Games that conquered Covid”.

The IOC had earlier said they would not delay the Games beyond 2021. “The Games were going to be their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,” Mr Coates told AFP, referring to 2011 catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The Tokyo Olympics will start July 23, 2021 and will run until August 8, 2021, exactly a year after the 2020 games were set to start.


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