The greatest show on earth is Olympics event.The Summer Olympic Games also known as the Games of the Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event normally held once every four years. The Games were first held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and were most recently held in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Though the Olympics will be taking place in 2021 due to the postponement, they will continue to be officially branded as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.In 1964, Tokyo became the first ever Asian city to host the Olympic Games and it was a triumph which propelled Japan into the modern era. Now, the city is preparing to host the games once more in summer 2021, exactly one year after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were originally due to begin.
The decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to summer 2021 due to COVID-19 safety concerns was jointly made by the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach. However, the IOC has confirmed that the Games will still be called Tokyo 2020 despite the new 2021 event date.
This handy Tokyo Olympics guide will give you an overview of the games including important dates, exciting events, sports venues, and ticket information.The Tokyo games will take place over 17 action-packed days from July 24 to August 8 2021.
The Opening Ceremony will be held at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium. However, the sports action will actually start two days before with the first soccer and softball matches. The qualifying rounds for rowing and archery will start on the day of the ceremony.After months of careful consideration, the Japanese government has decided to impose a ban on foreign visitors to the Tokyo Olympics to curb the spread of COVID-19 and prevent another surge of coronavirus infections in Japan. Fans around the world will tune into live broadcasts of the events and that they serve as “a light at the end of the tunnel” of the pandemic.In order for the Olympics to safely go ahead in summer 2021, a number of coronavirus safety measures have been developed.