The Tokyo Games 2020 were postponed due to the effects of COVID – 19 in the qualifying tests
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Tokyo 2020 wants to determine the new dates of the Games as soon as possible. PHOTO EFE
The executive director of Tokyo 2020, Toshiro Muto, requested this Thursday that new dates be established soon for the Olympic Games in the Japanese capital, originally scheduled for this summer but postponed for a year.
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There are many aspects that cannot advance if the new reception period is not decided quickly (of the Games) ”, indicated Muto, after the first meeting of the special working group created by the organizing committee of the Olympic Games. for the postponement of competitions.
For his part, the president of the organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, described the task of readjusting the preparations of the last six years as “an unprecedented challenge”, compared to the thirty members of the group.
Mori and Muto led this meeting of the working group, which also includes the heads of different departments of the organization, such as transportation, security, and event management, and which was held for just two days after the announcement of the delay.
The Tokyo Games 2020 were postponed due to the effects of COVID – 19 in the qualifying tests and the problems that can be derived from the worsening of the pandemic of coronavirus.
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, stated on Wednesday that the games will be played “as soon as possible”.
With information from EFE